And your last sentence explains it actually. You talk about quasi-educated persons, and we all know it is a requirement to have a maximum of 2 working brain cells to work for FIFA as a game official or administrator.
Okay, Rick, I've tampered with your original quote just a bit b/c of the poignant relevance.
Basically, I tolerate this immensely stupid sport--for the major competitions, that is--because of loyalty to mis paisanos who take such national pride in our performance. However, it's beyond absurd when FIFA brags about its popularity in many countries. That's sort of like a Pakistani mufti or Italian priest bragging about how their religion is the dominant one in their respective nations......Uh, YEAH, dumb-asses
! It's easy to be the most popular religion when you've slaughtered and intimidated your competition for centuries...and brainwashed kids from the crib under threat of death if they even CONSIDER believing something else.
Despite the senseless violence from its countless legions of retarded, inbred fans, soccer hasn't gone quite as far as intolerant religious zealots, but the basis for its popularity is just as superficial. When you've had the extremely good fortune of chronologically predating other team sports....PLUS strong political big shots to propagate your position....PLUS the brainwashing-from-the-crib strategy mentioned above...then, YEAH, your sport damned well SHOULD be highly successful. The most damning evidence against soccer is found in the rise of basketball(which is not nearly my favorite sport, btw). Basketball was basically a nothing sport in Europe prior to WW2 and now, with the exception of England, it's huge all over the continent. If you had to find even 10 soccer "converts"(i.e., people who weren't raised on the sport yet grew to love it), it'd take you a f--king MONTH just to find that many
In short, NO SPORT can have any REMOTE claim at being the world's best when they have referees and 'leaders' who make Beavis and Butthead look like Nobel Prize winners. Why in the f--k would you have a Japanese official handling a match between speakers of Croatian and Portuguese?? Because they're incurably STUPID, that's why. The officials for Mexico's match "earned" their positions via their willingness to perform marathon fellatio sessions--swallowing included
--on FIFA administrators
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