Category World Cup
‘Context is everything’ explains Trevor Noah after ‘France is African’ World Cup statement upsets French ambassador
Trevor Noah’s response to France’s ambassador is a lesson in context. The French national team can be both French and African.
Let’s separate religion from culture and acknowledge there is nothing in the Qu’ran nor any subsequent hadith that says it is forbidden for professional footballers to stand on a football field
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.
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’.
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.
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.
This judgement on two individuals brave enough to stand up to the power and the pressure of silence comes from an organization where the only thing reliable is a lack of transparency and accuracy is judged on where its executive committee members can funnel questionably-acquired funds.