From pastime to patrician plaything

From pastime to patrician plaything
Fifa has destroyed the field of dreams that football once was. Picture: Getty

What was a sport that enriched millions of lives in deprived communities has become the workhorse of 21st century global capitalism

If this weekend you think just Fifa is to blame, think again. If the truth were told we are to blame. It is we who are the guilty ones, it is we who should have put our hands up years and years ago. It is we who should have challenged what has been going on. Instead, for decades, we the fans have sat silent and uncomplaining on the sidelines as the beautiful game has disappeared...

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