Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Soccer's Latest Bribery Scandal

I've been following international soccer since the 1974 World Cup, and if there's one thing that has been a constant, it's been the controversy.

Yesterday one of the most powerful soccer officials in the world stepped down amid a bribery scandal in exchange for FIFA sweeping the entire thing under the rug.

The accusations include handing out envelopes with $40,000 in them to officials while they listened to the World Cup pitch from Qatar, a country that inexplicably received an upcoming World Cup.

I still love watching the sport, but let's just say that the officials working in it would be very comfortable working in Chicago and/or Louisiana politics.

No comments:

Post a Comment