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Corrupt football is driven by greed

Published 03/06/2015

The scandal at Fifa (Saturday Review, May 30) is at least consistent. Football has for so long been an ethics-free zone that it thoroughly deserves a corrupt, self-serving organisation to represent it.

With some honourable exceptions, greed and self-interest drive most footballers and their avaricious agents. Loyalty to club, or even country, is rare or grudging.

Every week on every pitch here players systematically cheat, displaying zero respect for the referees and the rules they strive, inadequately, to enforce.

We have always known that Fifa has presided over this cowardly refusal to enforce the rules of the game; resisting every innovation, such as technology, that might make things fairer.

Recent events just confirm what we have always known: that greed and corruption drives football at every level.


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