Our beautiful game

When a “non-profit” organization has reportedly over £1 billion in the bank, there is definitely a problem. FIFA, the governing body of soccer, is ruining the beautiful game. Our beautiful game. Soccer is a game for the people, and these fans should run the governing body, not corrupt officials who are promoted by politicians and dictators. President Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected for a fifth term, is supported by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Blatter finally stepped down as FIFA President on June 2, four days after the re-election.

Something needs to change, and it needs to be done immediately or else the game will never be the same. Blatter’s exit is only just the start. It’s time to make soccer the people’s game again.


Shawn Medow