Sometimes I think one of the most important parts of running this website is the opportunities it provides for me to be of “public good.” By virtue of my position here I have a slightly larger internet footprint than most and as such, I can do my part to “spread the word” on occasion. Usually that’s an enjoyable task. Today it is a grim one.
There is honestly nothing I can say about this infographic created by the Washington Post that will add anything to your experiencing of it as an intelligent and compassionate human being. I could throw around a lot of descriptive words or phrases, but at the end of the day it either troubles you in the pit of your soul, or it doesn’t.
All I ask is that maybe you think more about it. Maybe consider that FIFA’s greatest crime isn’t the corruption itself, but the suffering it can cause. Two jowly, already rich, old men exchanging a suitcase of cash in a hotel room may be the least unsavory thing in this whole scandal.
Maybe share this with your circle of football friends. Maybe talk about it with them.