The BBC Will Be Right To Show The World Jack Warner On Panorama

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Rob says:

    I pretty much agree with this. FIFA regularly piss me off and their response to these investigations has angered me further – they clearly would rather the World Cup was in a country where they could easily benefit from corrupt officials, a media that won’t put them under scrutiny, and a tournament that will ignore long term impacts of the high cost and any notion of legacy in favour of an official-pleasing, glitzy but shallow show. Like, say, Russia.

    One comment though: the BBC’s decision to broadcast this two days before the vote is surely an attempt to derail the whole bidding process? If they were purely committed to investigative journalism and routing out corruption they’d have put this out weeks ago.

  2. Jertzee says:

    Aaah Westworld…ove that film.

  3. Peter says:

    I’m sure the reason for the BBC putting the documentary out a few days before the vote has more to do with viewing figures rather than an attempt to derail the bidding process. They’ll want to broadcast the documentary when public interest in FIFA will be at a high, which is going to be in the immediate run up to the 2018 decision.

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