Promised his daily show audience on Venezuela’s Telesur he’d defend them from “disgusting imperialist lies” then set about it. He called Fifa “barbaric and ugly”; showed Argentina FA head Julio Grondona “the finger of God” for calling him a jinx, telling Grondona: “jinx this”; and led a “Luisito we are with you” T-shirt protest to defend Luis Suarez from “shameful crucifixion.”