The Limitations Of FIFA Protests

It should go without saying that if you are looking for the best writing on the current car crash that is FIFA at the moment, you should probably be following, amongst others, Matt Scott, David Conn and Paul Kelso on Twitter, to say the least. For sporadic outbursts of indignant rage, you are also welcome to follow this site on Twitter. It was too little, too late, but it was better than nothing at all and the number that either supported the FA’s motion to postpone the coronation of Sepp Blatter for another four years at FIFA was probably greater than expected. These, however, are small crumbs of comfort from a dismal morning for world football and the question for those of us that sit in the middle of this debate – riddled with anxiety over the rotten core of the world game’s governing body yet fully aware of the great danger that could be posed by the alternatives – are now left to ask the question of who, exactly, will stand up for anything other than their own interests. By the end of this afternoon, though, everything was swept under the carpet, and all was well again in the world of those that have a five star hotel in any city in the world of their choosing. FIFA have announced the introduction of a corporate governance and compliance...

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