Friday, May 27, 2011

FIFA Implodes, Time for a Name Change?

Everyone at FIFA is under investigation.  At least it seems that way.  Asian Federation President Mohamed Bin Hammam, CONCACAF President Jack Warner, and even FIFA President Sepp Blatter are under investigation by the ethics committee.   Bin Hammam and Warner for paying/getting paid for votes, Blatter for knowing about said payments and not telling the ethics committee about it.  
Warner, Bin Hammam, and Blatter in FIFA's Reservoir Dogs
It reminds me of the penultimate scene in Reservoir Dogs (I know it was a rip off of some Hong Kong action flick, but I've never seen it and don't really care.)  where three of the main characters face off with guns pointed at each other.  In the end, they all get theirs.

Now, the scheduled election for FIFA President between Bin Hammam and Blatter may be postponed.  This is freaking circus!

By now, you're probably tired of hearing my griping about FIFA corruption.  You can go to all the usual soccer sites to read more if you'd like.  But recent events have forced me understand that significant change is order for FIFA.

So, with that in mind, I submit my proposal to change the name of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) to one of the following:

Federation of Incompetent Football Administrators
Football Is Fleeced Absolutely
Freedom In Funding Affluence (of Executive Committee Members)  
Fatcats Instituting Fraud Abundantly
Federation of Incriminated Fraudsters All
Fools In From the Asylum
Feels Insult From Accusations
Faces Indictments For Absurdities
Federation of Infant Football Assemblers (see child labor scandal of a few years back)
Fraternity of International Filching Artists    

Feel free to add your name changes in the comments.

UPDATE:  Bin Hammam has quit his bid for FIFA President.  Claims he's putting the game before his personal ambition.  Whatever...

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