This is a story of two completely different organisations that are worlds apart in their outlook and morality. I’ll provide a brief description of each and see if you can work out which one is trying to call the shots over the other.
The first is our own Royal British Legion. The Legion as we call it over here was set up after the First World War in 1921 to look after the welfare over the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who had given so much in that bloody conflict. Although it continues to do good work for all service men and woman every day of the year, it is best known to all for its Poppy Day Appeal.
This is a fundraising drive leading up to Remembrance Sunday in November, which the whole nation commemorates those who have lost their lives in all the wars over the last hundred years. There is support across Britain and pretty much everyone you’ll meet (apart from the usual loony left nut job brigade) will show complete solidarity. In fact you would be hard pushed to find a more admirable set up anywhere in the world. And now lets come to the other organisation.
It’s called FIFA – or the Federation International Football Association. They are in charge of organizing all the sport’s (soccer to you lot) big competitions – such as the World Cup. But recently they’ve moved from the sporting back pages to the front pages following accusations of corruption in handing over the hosting of the World Cup to Russia and Qatar. FIFA is currently under investigation by the FBI and fifteen senior executives have been arrested for racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering.