Category Politics

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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.

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Russian Politicians Want To Ban FIFA 17 Because It Is Gay Propaganda, Apparently.

Russian politicians have demanded FIFA 17 – the popular video game published by EA Sports – be banned because it violates Russia’s laws against ‘gay propaganda’.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Victor Montagliani, member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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.”

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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.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo FIFA Presidential Candidate Gianni Infantino speaks to the media as he unveils his 90 day plan that he will implement if he is elected FIFA President, at Wembley Stadium in London. Infantino is one of the five candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA President on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 when soccer's scandal-scarred world body picks a new president after nine months of crisis.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

FIFA REVEALS SALARY OF PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO & OTHER REGRETFUL PAYMENTS

FIFA’s brand new era of “transparency” has kicked off with football’s world governing body by announcing the salary of new(ish) president Gianni Infantino.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 29: FIFA President Gianni Infantino runs with the ball during a FIFA Team Friendly Football Match at the FIFA headquarters on February 29, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

FIFA Prez Gianni Infantino: Red Card for First 100 Days (& some deleted audio recordings)

The first 100 days of Gianni Infantino’s reign as FIFA President have been given a red card by lobby group #NewFIFANow. In other words, the old guy is the same as the new guy.

Blatter and Platini: Cut from the same cloth?

Blatter & Platini Are Out. Now Meet the New Guys, Same as the Old Guys.

Someone at FIFA has finally found a broom. But they also need to look at the back of the closet for a mop and a big bucket. The history of the men (and it is always men) stepping into replace Blatter and Platini show just how deep governance issues extend at FIFA.