Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Get out Fifa Mafia"

"Get out FIFA mafia!" chanted the crowds in a Durban park, their ranks swelled by stewards who were involved in clashes with riot police on Monday after wage protests.

Monday's demonstrations triggered walkouts by other stewards which have led South Africa's police to take control at the World Cup stadiums in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Durban.

"If we have money for stadiums, we should not have any homeless people or people having to live in shacks," organiser Allan Murphy said.

SHOOT: R47 billion was spent on stadiums and infrastructure, estimates are that after the tournament tourism revenue will be around R93 billion. But all of that money enriches the already rich. FIFA has a damn cheek imposing its gluttonous attitude on everyone, and particularly on a country where 40% of the population live on less than 2 dollars a day. Fucking disgusting.
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Campaigners also tackled the government over how it could spend hundreds of millions of dollars on staging the world's most popular sporting event when some 40% of the population live on less than two dollars a day.

The Dutch government's ire was provoked by the decision to charge two of its nationals over the stunt at a match on Monday, although a group of South Africans arrested at the same time were told they would not face charges.

The group were all wearing bright orange dresses which were sold with packs of Bavaria beer in the Netherlands in defiance of FIFA commercial regulations.

While FIFA said it did not plan to press charges against the South African women recruited for the stunt, charges were filed against two Dutch women who it says organised the campaign.

"If South Africa or FIFA want to take a company to task for an illegal marketing action, they should start judicial procedures against the company and not against ordinary citizens walking around in orange dresses."

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1 comment:

marc de koninck said...

Find the first FIFA Mafia-song at:
or at: