Well, would you believe it? FIFA head honcho Sepp Blatter sets out a mission statement for football – and it’s one that I heartily welcome. Here’s what he said (as reported in this Guardian article):
“football is more about grass-roots than idols; more about giving entertainment and hope to the many than bogus popularity to a predictable few; more about respecting others than satisfying individual greed, whether for adulation or money”
Bring it on, Sepp!
Update: Herr Blatter will be on BBC Radio 5 Live at 8pm this evening (Thursday 13th Oct) to answer questions – should be a fascinating and (hopefully) incendiary show.