Saturday, December 04, 2010

Damn the corruption in football

A fascinating little side story has emerged from the whole World Cup bid thing. England have called off a friendly in Bangkok due next year because the game was only arranged to secure the vote of Worawi Makudi, president of the Football Association of Thailand in England's World Cup bid.

The bugger took our bribe but then didn't vote for us, the corrupt bastard.

It's very interesting to me that many of the people who are denouncing Fifa as corrupt because it didn't go for England's bid a) would be saying no such thing if our bribes had been more effective than Russia's and b) often seem to be the same people who've been critical of the press for exposing corruption.

Personally I don't think you can have it both ways and anyone who tries to stop the press from reporting illegal activities because it doesn't suit Britain's interests is a friend of corruption, not an opponent of it.


Sue said...

And Boris Johnson has cancelled FIFA's all expenses paid stay at the Dorchester during the Olympics! What the bloody hell was he spending 'my' taxes on that for anyway?!

weggis said...

A Bribe?