Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Change FIFA ...

Special thanks from Kicking Back to Jeff for bringing this one forward.

An interesting read and full of self evident truths. Very passionate for sure, and clear that there are folks around the world that are done with FIFA in its current form. Misguided in some of their other posts (e.g. Barack Obama can force change in FIFA and the World's game), but good reads regardless, as some points are spot on (e.g. Nike and Adidas rule the world).

Take a few minutes and decide for yourselves and remember folks, like here, it is an opinion piece.

March 29th, 2011

ChangeFIFA Calls On FIFA And Its’ Members To Live By Their Own Credo Of “Fair Play” And Give Legendary Football Player, Elias Figueroa, The Opportunity To Run For FIFA President

Washington, D.C., U.S.A. – Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - ChangeFIFA has asked football legend, Elias Figueroa, 64, to run for President of FIFA and now calls on FIFA and its’ Members to live by their own self-professed credo of “Fair Play” and allow Mr. Figueroa to run for President.

According to FIFA’s own Fair Play Code, opponents are a necessary part of every competition and should be given the same rights and respected. It states: “Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly…Fair play always has its reward, even when the game is lost. Playing fair earns respect, while cheating only brings shame…Without opponents there can be no game. Everyone has the same rights, including the right to be respected.” ...

See the whole article here, courtesy of Change FIFA.

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