Just a quick one, but I felt I had to write on the topical issue of FIFA.
The corruption, the stink, the melodrama! The teetering real politic tower of FIFA is wobbling to a newsworthy degree.
Indeed it is a rotten representative for a rotten borough. Er, I mean, “The Football Family”.
But if it goes, what replaces it?
I fear it would be the further control of elite clubs, who have long collectively recognised international football as an inconvenience to their ability to strengthen their growing monopolisation of the sport.
I’m sure whatever takeover or propping up of FIFA would be dressed up in the finest hyperbolically altruistic aesthetics. For the good of the game… But in truth it would facilitate the further privatisation of the game.
FIFA is an utter mess which well deserves bloody execution. But, like revolutions before it, it will not be us without trousers who would take control but our new masters.
To use the language of sociologist Anthony King, this undead relic of the international era of football/capitalism would be removed and replaced by an evermore victorious transnational power bloc.
Expect a European League.