Maybe FIFA Should Join the Republican Primary
FIFA, which runs the World Cup, is given a red card for corruption. But in America, legalized bribery is pouring money into presidential politics.
The World Cup was already under fire for extensive labor violations in Qatar. In the US, TPP proponents push a trade deal that could undermine workers rights globally.
Even now, FIFA officials would be more popular than long-forgotten George Pataki. And in a field with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, FIFA wouldn’t be the only one with financial scandals.
The only problem: soccer is so popular among immigrants and Spanish-speakers, there’s no way Republicans would vote for it.
Then again, Republicans just overturned the death penalty in Nebraska. So anything is possible.
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