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FIFA Scandal Punches Hole in Our Daily Fantasies

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by poncho, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    How our "escapes" may be fueling the very source of our daily miseries in the first place.

    June 6, 2015 (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) appears to most as yet another monolithic institution constructing one of many walls of our modern, civilized world. Above questioning, it is an institution many depend on for entertainment and solace in their otherwise meaningless and mundane lives. Attaching their ego to FIFA allows them, if only for a moment, to participate in the challenge and glory they perceive as playing out on the football pitch.

    Yet recently, FIFA has escaped from the pages of the sports section, and sneaked onto the front of newspapers and in the lead of news broadcasts worldwide, not because of their function as a sports institution, but because of immense corruption revealed amid their inner workings.

    This pinhole through the fabric of our comfortable fantasy world gives us but a limited glimpse into the rot that lays on the other side, one of corruption, debauchery and the leveraging of a popular sport to advance geopolitical ambitions. Peering through that pinhole, we see financial corruption, bribery and political maneuvering involving Fortune 500 corporations, notorious state-sponsors of terrorism and a US law enforcement agency that believes its jurisdiction extends across the entire surface of the planet.

    Indeed, behind the seemingly harmless facade of professional sports, we see just about everything that is wrong with this planet staring us back in the face.

    Read More At: http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/06/fifa-scandal-punches-hole-in-our-daily.html
     
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    Rolfe Well-Known Member
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    Hate to break your bubble, but most who understand how FIFA is run know that it is political and corrupt.
     
  3. JohnDeereFan

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    It's soccer. Who cares?
     
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    Rolfe Well-Known Member
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    Most of the World could say and ask the same about American Football.
     
  5. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    There always seems to be big corporate sponsors behind corrupt political organizations.

    Yeah yeah it's all just a coincidence.
     
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    JohnDeereFan Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, they can say that, but who's the first one they call when they need help?
     
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    Use of Time Well-Known Member
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    ^ What in the world? :laugh:
     
  8. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    CitiGroup?
     
  9. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
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    Must be an interesting thought process that produces this kind of reasoning. :laugh:
     
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