Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The world's most popular sport is also the worst run

Apparently the quickest way to get the boot at FIFA these days is not to bribe your counterparts for their votes in securing a World Cup or your reelection, but to attempt to expose the corruption and scandals that keep FIFA and the game as a whole from growing and progressing on a global scale. Chuck Blazer, the man who brought the bribery allegations forward against various members of FIFA's executive committee, has been fired according to acting CONCACAF president Lisle Austin.

Lisle Austin says Blazer's conduct was "inexcusable and a gross misconduct of duty and judgment," and the American is no longer fit to be CONCACAF's secretary general. But it wasn't immediately clear whether Austin has the authority to remove Blazer, also a member of FIFA's executive committee.

If we are to judge the conduct of FIFA members Sepp Blatter, Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner as the standard to which FIFA members are to strive than certainly Blazer has no place among them.

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