Photo: Mario Götze wants to do with his girlfriend what FIFA wants to do to the World—only, FIFA’s relationship isn’t consensual.
A few good Reasons I’m not ready to cheer for Germany—or Argentina.
Help improve football by preventing FIFA from taking the next World Cup to Qatar.
If all we do is listen to the media, we’ve moved on from reality to cheering for the World Cup. We love the World Cup. We’ve moved on.
Of course, that’s what the media wants us to believe. That’s what FIFA wants us to believe.
Lots of it:
FIFA says: give us money! Give our sponsors money so they’ll give us money! Cheer for your nation! Cheer for your sport! And most of us do. After all, football is beautiful. The world coming together every four years is beautiful. It’s a high—kind of like the best drug ever, and one that lasts for weeks—and FIFA, just like a drug lord, wants us to forget how how much this beautiful high costs in human suffering:
For further enjoyment:
> Want to help undo the Qatar World Cup?
“Sony has led the charge, and Adidas has followed suit in demanding that a thorough investigation be launched into the allegations that Qatar bribed FIFA officials to win the 2022 bid.
Demand that the beautiful game stays beautiful from the top-down.
Please tell the World Cup sponsors to do the right thing and demand an investigation. In addition, ask them to rescind Qatar’s host status. Here are the Twitter pages of the sponsors:
- Johnson and Johnson, 2, 3
- Moy Park
- Continental Tire, Continental UK
Here are some sample tweets:
@SPONSOR_NAME – demand that the beautiful game stays beautiful – ask #FIFA to investigate the Qatar bribes – Demand #FIFAFairPlay
@SPONSOR_NAME please ask #FIFA to investigate #WorldCup bribery and overturn the award to Qatar in 2022 – Demand #FIFAFairPlay
@SPONSOR NAME bribery has no place in football, so Qatar is no place for the #WorldCup – Demand #FIFAFairPlay”