MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO / AP) – President Donald Trump weighed when Minnesota National Guards mobilized in the Twin Cities Saturday night.
On Saturday night, not long after the curfew starts at 8 pm. in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Trump issued a tweet, saying the National Guards “had been released in Minneapolis” to do work that the “Democratic Mayor” could not do.
“It should have been used 2 days ago and there would be no damage & Police Headquarters would not be taken over & destroyed,” he wrote.
He ended the tweet by saying “good work” for the National Guard, and “no game!”
The National Guard has been freed in Minneapolis to do work that the Democratic Mayor cannot do. It should have been used 2 days ago & there would be no damage & Police Headquarters will not be taken over & destroyed. Good work by the National Guard. There is no game!
Trump was previously criticized for using the term “when looting began, shootings began” in connection with riots and riots after George Floyd’s death. Twitter quickly marked the tweet as breaking the rules against “glorifying violence.”
Trump’s explanation did not satisfy hundreds of protesters who gathered outside the White House until Saturday morning, shouting “There is no justice, no peace” and lewd songs directed at the president.
Trump’s Whiplash comments came after protesters set fire to a Minneapolis police station on Thursday night, after three days of demonstrations which burned down the death of George Floyd, who was captured in a video requesting air when a white policeman knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
The Bundesliga is the first of which major European leagues have been given permission to return to play since the coronavirus pandemic began. Two German neighbors, the Netherlands and France, have ended their season.
Rummenigge believes that the decision is an important step and one that can have a positive impact on society.
“FC Bayern feel very grateful, satisfied and happy. We have worked hard and long for this. With the green light from our politicians we have the requirements to restart the league. That is an important step for the Bundesliga.
“Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder said that a weekend with the Bundesliga is far better than a weekend without punishment. That sentence explains everything.
“We know that football is not systemically important. But football has meaning for the community. When we start playing in mid-May, that weekend will be easier for everyone.”
‘Bundesliga must be decided on the field, not like the Netherlands or France’
Rummenigge also praised the organizers for not choosing to end the competition as did their French and Dutch neighbors.
“It is important that the Bundesliga is decided on the field and not off the field as in the Netherlands or France,” he added.
“That leads to problems – who wins the championship, who qualifies for the Champions League, who will be relegated? That leads to dissatisfaction and legal problems.
“It’s good that the Bundesliga continues. It will have a big financial impact if the Bundesliga will stop. Great difficulties for all clubs.”
What preventive measures will Bayern take?
“[Bayern players and staff] will enter quarantine starting Saturday at a hotel in Munich. From then on, it will be guaranteed that the team with support staff spends all of their time among themselves.
“They will only leave the hotel to practice. It will last for one week, if the league continues on May 15 or 16. We will adjust to the DFL concept, which has been approved by the Ministry of Health, the Robert Koch Institute and the Ministry of Labor.”
‘Restart Bundesliga should not have an impact on transfers’
“If I’m honest – no [impact the transfer market].
“We have all worked hard to start this season again. Because of the contract issue we have to take into account. This is a lucky day for football, where I also want to thank politics.
“We now have another problem. This is a topic that we want to address and decide in the future.”
President of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi will be tried in Switzerland in September on charges of being involved in providing holiday villas to FIFA officials associated with the World Cup broadcasting agreement.
The Swiss federal criminal court said on Tuesday the case would begin on September 14.
The court registered eight days in September to hear the case against Al-Khelaifi, former FIFA top official Jerome Valcke and other unidentified broadcast executives.
Al-Khelaifi, who runs the Doha-based broadcaster BeIN Sports Group, was indicted in February for inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.
The three-year investigation center on Valcke could use luxury villas on the Italian island of Sardinia for free rent in 2014 and 2015. At that time, Valcke had influence over FIFA broadcast agreements, including the extension of beIN’s Middle Eastern rights for 2026 and 2030 World Cups.
Lawyers for Al-Khelaifi said criminal complaints had been filed on his behalf because confidential information about the case had been leaked.
“Criminal investigations into alleged breaches of official secrecy have been opened up and assigned to external prosecutors,” his lawyer said in a statement.
During the Swiss investigation, Al-Khelaifi was elected as a member of the UEFA executive committee. He continued to attend meetings when he was suspected.
Al-Khelaifi is a former professional tennis player and close friend of the ruling Emir in Qatar. He became an important player in world sports and broadcasting as Qatar’s influence grew after being named the host of the World Cup.
Al-Khelaifi has been running French champion PSG for eight years, overseeing the purchase of star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
BeIN was created from Al Jazeera Sports and collects a portfolio of soccer rights including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup. Middle East rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were bought immediately after winning FIFA’s host election in December 2010.
BeIN has long said it has paid full market value for the rights of 2026-2030, which FIFA has granted without an open tender process.
Swiss prosecutors accused Al-Khelaifi of arranging for Valcke to use the villa for 18 months in the upscale Porto Cervo without paying rent of up to 1.8 million euros ($ 1.94 million).
Valcke was charged in February with a number of aggravated criminal mismanagement charges and falsification of documents.
The former French TV presenter, who is undergoing a 10-year ban by FIFA, was also charged with bribery in negotiating separate World Cup rights with the third person who was prosecuted.
Swiss prosecutors believe Valcke received a bribe worth 1.25 million euros (£ 1.09 million) to direct World Cup rights towards broadcasting favored in Italy and Greece.
Prosecutors face a second attempt by Al-Khelaifi’s lawyer to ask them to resign from the case. Previous attempts were dismissed by federal judges in Bellinzona where the trial was scheduled for trial.
“Impartiality, politeness and credibility of the Swiss Attorney General’s Office have been thrown into the big question,” the Qatari lawyer said.
Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, was disciplined last month for failing to tell the truth about a secret meeting with current FIFA president Gianni Infantino in 2017 of a wider investigation into alleged corruption in football. This includes at least 25 criminal proceedings.
Lauber has around 24,000 Swiss francs (£ 19,8,000) out of nearly 300,000 Swiss francs (£ 247,000) minus his annual salary. He was released last year from involvement in a FIFA case by a Bellinzona court.