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OPINION: Netflix’s FIFA Uncovered Documentary

Netflix’s FIFA Uncovered Documentary

OPINION: By Olaudah Equiano as seen on Twitter

The FIFA scandal documentary on Netflix is a must-watch for every Nigerian vis-a-vis African.

From filthy politics to Sportswashing at elite levels, here’s what we’ve learned from the ‘revealing’ four-part documentary including Nigeria’s murky involvement in FIFA’s dark past._Pulse Sports

There are huge lessons to take home for the Black race regarding his penchant to put personal greed ahead of community good and development.

Qatar basically won the hosting right for the world cup by buying up the majority of the members of the 22-man committee. The committee is the one that voted in the decision to award the 2022 world cup hosting right to the gulf nation.

Michele Platini in return for his vote forced the Qataris to enter into an arms deal with France worth billions of dollars, plus buy their aircraft, and a football club in France (Yeah, that’s how they came about PSG).

The Brazilians traded their vote for a gas deal which saw the setting up of a fully functional mega gas plant in the Amazon nation. The Africans among them asked for 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS wired straight to their personal accounts.

Like bro, you came to the table where nation-changing deals were being made and all you cared for was your personal account balance? Not the millions of lives that could be changed forever? You didn’t ask for your country’s share of those far-reaching deals of epic national proportions worth in the regions of several hundred millions of dollars. Instead, you went for a self-serving interest thereby denying your people the luxury of a better life.

That Netflix docu summed up the mentality of the African man in its entirety. If you are wondering why it’s the richest yet poorest continent, look no further.

Editor’s Note

FIFA Uncovered is a 4-part documentary series streaming now on Netflix. Based on the book by journalist David Conn ‘The Fall of the House of FIFA’ , is an exposé on the FIFA corruption scandals that we know of dating back decades in an in-depth way, the vote for Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 & 2022 World Cups. The docu-series begins in 2015 when 14 members of FIFA’s executive council were arrested on suspicion of corruption, which prompted a thorough investigation into how the host country is selected.


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