Category Back Stories
The “Terrorist Attack” in Germany That Was Actually a Capitalist Plot for Profit
So much for terrorism. The suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team’s share price as a result of the attack.
The Bizarre Story of the Fake Nonprofit That “Campaigned” For Workers in Qatar
Voiceless Victims claimed to be an organization “committed to give a voice for those who had their own silenced.” Its goal was to make “a better world by providing aid to those who need it most.” Then it was revealed to be fake.
Klinsmann, Arena, Kids, & No Consequence For Failure
When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.
How Victor Montagliani Put Canada and MLS On His Clean-Up List
For MLS to operate in Canada, Canada Soccer, Concacaf AND FIFA has to sign off approval. Montagliani is suggesting that unless MLS finds a solution that brings equality to Canadian teams he is considering not sanctioning the participation of Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto, and Montreal Impact in MLS.
CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani Says Corruption Doesn’t End Overnight
“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”
Germany, Franz Beckenbauer, and the ghost of Charlie Dempsey
Havelange, Blatter, Blazer, Valcke, Warner, Texeira, Platini… Franz Beckenbauer can now add his name to the list of The Untouchables who – it turns out – are in fact touchable by the law.
Same Old Scene: The Asian Football Confederation Re-hires Alex Soosay, Who Resigned After Corruption Allegations
If ever there was a damning example that football officials are not serious about corruption within their ranks then please direct your attention to the Asian Football Confederation.
Sheikh Salman, Silence, Support, & An Old Face Guide the FIFA Election
More than 150 Bahraini athletes, coaches, and referees were jailed after a special committee, chaired by Sheikh Salman who was then head of the Bahrain Football Association, allegedly identified them from photos of protests.
Inside The Bizarre & Delusional Mind of Exiled FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter (& The Secret 2022 World Cup Deal Gone Wrong)
“For the World Cups it was agreed that we go to Russia because it’s never been in Russia, eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America. And so we will have the World Cup in the two biggest political powers.”