There’s not a single word of regret or condemnation in the FIFA press release* denying the FAI request for a replay, nor anything from Sepp Blatter or Michel Platini. This demonstrates the moral vacuum in the body responsible for running world football.
The fish rots from the head, so it’s hardly a surprise that the actual players are so willing to cheat as part and parcel of the game.
FIFA is clearly a rotten cod.
*20 Nov 2009 Press Release from the FIFA website
“FIFA has today, 20 November 2009, replied to the request made by the Football
"Association of Ireland (FAI) to replay the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ play-off match held on 18 November 2009 between France and the Republic of Ireland in Paris.
In the reply, FIFA states that the result of the match cannot be changed and the match cannot be replayed. As is clearly mentioned in the Laws of the Game, during matches, decisions are taken by the referee and these decisions are final.”
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