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Man Sues FIFA For €1bn After World Cup Referee Breaks His Heart

Ben Kiely
By Ben Kiely
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A Columbian man is suing FIFA because he claims the refereeing at a 2014 World Cup match was so downright deplorable that it caused him to have a heart attack.

Aurelio Jiminez, a 74-year-old lawyer has filed a whopping one billion euro lawsuit against FIFA after Columbia's quarter-final loss to Brazil landed him in hospital. The septuagenarian claims that the performance of Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo was the reason for him going into cardiac arrest.


Jiminez explained to BBC World News the emotional impact the ordeal had on him.

I felt very bad, I was heartbroken, my cardiac rhythm was altered and my relatives took me to the emergency room at the hospital.

He also revealed why he decided to take legal action against the governing body of world football. Jiminez maintained that this as just one of many refereeing incidents at the 2014 World Cup that may have had a harmful impact on people's health.

I decided to sue FIFA in the Colombian judiciary system because in the past world soccer championship in Brazil, there were many wrongdoings related to referees who damaged many countries and their selections, among them the Colombia team.

Moreover, FIFA’s referees caused big moral damages and distress to Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, England, Uruguay, Mexico and Costa Rica.

Before you get on his back for being a complete lunatic, he's promised to donate any damages he receives from the case to the welfare of Columbian children. At least his heart's in the right place.

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