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BBC Panorama: FIFA’s Dirty Secrets: Video

If you haven’t seen the BBC Panorama episode about FIFA corruption or you want to see it again, here it is in the above videos (parts one and two).

I had a conversation with a friend yesterday and he hadn’t seen it. And I then realized that many of the readers of EPL Talk may not have seen it either, so I decided to post the videos.Apologies for the delay, but the video was released while I was on holiday.

I find the documentary fascinating. One reason is because of a question it raises. What would you rather have? A free press or a World Cup on your soil thanks to a sympathetic press who is willing to ignore indiscretions for the common good of the country? While the British media is far from perfect, it is one of the things that we Brits pride ourselves on (the tabloid journalists excepted). Personally, I’d rather see news organizations such as The Sunday Times and BBC carrying on with their investigative journalism instead of silencing them for a chance of a future World Cup.

What do you think? And what are your thoughts about the documentary? Share them in the comments section below.

And if you have time, listen to EPL Talk’s interview with Andrew Jennings from two years ago, but it still stands the test of time.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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