Friday, June 6, 2014

It must be asked: What are we going to do?

I say, the time has come to stand up to FIFA. I am not sure what that could entail or how it should manifest itself, but this cannot be how the game operates. Not now, not ever.








- Greg Seltzer

10 comments:

Chevis Ryder said...

And yet, this is how it will operate. A 17 minute special report certainly won't change things.

Greg Seltzer said...

We are eight years from the 2018 Cup. Why can we not change things? How can we not?

Meek acceptance of the unacceptable is akin to support. Fates are written, not delivered.

Chevis Ryder said...

Like any superhero, I also hope for truth and justice to prevail. Don't mistake my comment for apathy, or complicity. Only that relying on, or expecting FIFA, Platini and Blatter - and any of the criminals - I repeat, criminals - who run the World Game, to do what is right is a losing proposition.

The 2022 World Cup was bought and paid for - it will take an extraordinary amount of external pressure to reverse that. Those suffering in Qatar have neither the dollars, nor the political influence to affect any change. One need only look at Saudi Arabia to see how another another similar regime escapes the scrutiny and consequences of the western world with mountains of money

Greg Seltzer said...

I cannot disagree with anything you have said.

But if FIFA will do nothing, then is it not up to all of us? We have power, we just do not use it. The time to use it has arrived. We should not waste this time.

rees linn said...

Greg,
I'm trying to find an anti-FIFA movement I can lend my support to, but I haven't found anything that looks at all organized. The game deserves better than what its getting. We need an activist with an audience and a voice to rally around - do you know of any?

- Rees

Greg Seltzer said...

I wish I did.

brian said...

some of the big teams need to start boycotting FIFA tournaments. i know that is very unlikey, but it would get the attention of FIFA. Didnt england FA once entertain starting there own organization, competing with FIFA...another good idea.

Greg Seltzer said...

Yes, and yes. Unless we have any objections, brian is now in charge of the efforts.

brian said...

HAHA SWEET! in order to get the ball rolling will need contact info for the following FA's:
England, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Italy (Already have Sunil on speed dial). thanks to NSC and its readers for the backing! #DOWNWITHFIFA

soccer boy said...

Greg try this on for size... the 5 guys that were exchanged for the pow, ALL LIVE IN QATAR RIGHT NOW. Famlies flown in, new houses, and cars all rent free! Shades of rap videos wher guy gets out of prsion with a tailor made suit a limo waiting for him and a guy or chick with a brifecase full of money for him to take out what he wants or needs. For a year these dudes are alowed to live like kings there. And they expect people to go there and act normal.