FIFA Corrupt Essay

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Is FIFA Corrupt? ' 'We have fought colonialism and defeated it and we still fight imperialism and we will fight it whenever it manifests itself. ' ' (Fikile Mbalula) FIFA has been found to be accepting bribes and kickbacks from countries to host the World Cup. It is a great honor to host the World Cup, and FIFA’s actions should not be tolerated. Others, such as Qatar and Russia are content with this because they have already been granted to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The effects of their dishonesty will be the death of workers and builders, traitorous and lying officials, and accepting of money and other valuables. FIFA is and has been corrupt because of their officials and illegal bribing, ending in consequences for others and themselves. …show more content…
“FIFA president Blatter and his UEFA counterpart Platini had broken the FIFA Code of Ethics relating to conflicts of interest, breach of loyalty and gifts. The pair was cleared of bribery and corruption allegations” (CNN.com). The cause of these may be much more than expected. Countries may start to argue or quarrel with one another, because the right to host the World Cup was dealt unfairly. Following the breaking of the FIFA Code of Ethics, Joseph S. Blatter has been given a FIFA ban, which he is still defiant over. "It spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks" (telegraph.co.uk) The FIFA officials who accepted these bribes have been doing it for around 50 years, according to ancestry.com 25 years is the average length of a generation. They have had two generations of these unethical and untrustable officials. The corruption should be untenable given the circumstances that the officials are in. Nonetheless, the officials are still defiant and claim not to be guilty. Some even support the officials, mainly Russia and Qatar though, because they have already been gifted what they wanted through nefarious bribes. The question of whether FIFA is corrupt is still being debated on both sides of the argument, but the …show more content…
“In exchange for Qatari votes, one voter was offered a Picasso painting one requested a British Knighthood...” (youtube.com) In this video it gave an even more vivid example of corruption. They have not only been bribed with money, but have also requested items and honors, which involved them as an absolute part of the deal. This was quite capricious, because FIFA is a global association and well known for its soccer appearances. With these actions they have tainted their reputation and will surely be punished. The punishment ending up being the retracting of the bribe money. The New York Post published an article with the headline reading, “FIFA actually has the nerve to ask US for its bribe money back.” Once again, this is an example of how shameless FIFA are acting and how they think that what they did was not deserving of consequences. On the contrary, the countries that have been awarded the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup’s, take the side of the officials that have been banned. Because they have already been rewarded with what they requested, although these rights could potentially be taken away if valid proof of corruption is found. FIFA is audacious and needs to be controlled or monitored, since they betrayed the soccer world 's

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