Sunday, February 24, 2013

Know Your Enemy

"FIFA is eyeballs-deep in its own corruption problems, being run, as it is, by a cabal of 150-year-olds, most of them literally made out of dust, who have every incentive to worry about short-term profit over long-term change. They all have streets named after them, so how could they have a bad conscience? FIFA sees the game as a kind of Rube Goldberg device, or, better, as a crazed Jenga tower, and their job is to keep it standing as long as the money's coming in. Doesn't matter how wobbly it gets. Nobody look at the foundations."

Grantland's Brian Phillips savages FIFA as part of an eye-opening response to the recent match-fixing allegations in the world of football.

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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