Monday, November 18, 2013

But most importantly, the checks are still clearing

FIFA, the governing body of international football is one of the the most corrupt sports organization in the world, which is saying something with the International Olympic Committee's having as its secret motto: Higher, Boozier, Unmarked Bills Only. So unsurprisingly this statement...
Fifa's president, Sepp Blatter, met the country's emir and declared Qatar was "on the right track" in dealing with workers' rights
Was followed days later by this report:
[Amnesty International's] report, based on two recent investigations in Qatar and scores of interviews, found workers living in squalid, overcrowded accommodation exposed to sewage and sometimes without running water. It found that many workers, faced with mounting debts and unable to return home, have suffered "severe psychological distress", with some driven to the brink of suicide. Discrimination is common, according to the report, which says that one manager referred to workers as "the animals".
But at the end of the day, what do human beings matter, really? The money was placed in the right hands (not the morally right ones, of course). [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

The Qatari authorities insist they are being proactive and say the World Cup can be a catalyst for change.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's exactly what Blatter means by the right track.

Did he ever work for Bain?

Anonymous said... of the the most corrupt sports organization in the world

The International Olympic Committee and Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One organization also vie for that title.

Not to mention the NFL; are there any major sporting bodies that aren't corrupt?

Anonymous said...

sometimes without running water.

You mean sometimes they have running water provided by their employer? Sounds like soshulism by "moochers" in the 47%. Better put Mitt Rmoney in charge to whip these pampered layabouts into shape.