Setting up the screens for the evening's football
In Somalia itself, it is reported that some hot-heads punish and kill people for watching football on TV. This is ironic because their hard-line attitude has been exported from Saudi Arabia in the form of Wahabi-ism. Yet here we are in Saudi Arabia and Somalis here can watch football on TV without any trouble from the muttawas.
In the meantime, we have the curious situation of one corrupt organisation giving a great prize to another. FIFA has been in the publicity for widespread corruption, with members selling their votes ot the highest bidder. It has also attracted a lot of negative publicity in Holland for forcing the host country to change its laws to FIFA's own commercial benefit and so on - to the extent that most people here did nto erally want teh World Cup.
In the meantime, Wikileaks publishes papers showing how Russia is generally viewed by the western powers, namely no longer a democracy, where the government uses organised crime syndicates to do its dirty work and so on. Nothing new, just interesting to read. No doubt Putin's friendship with Berlusconi has sometghing to do with how they both relate to similar organisations in each others country.
Corrupt FIFA gives the Cup to corupt Russia. A marriage made in hell. High excitement, of course, rubbish football and lots of money for everyone with their nose in the troughs.
A pity England didn't get it, good that Holland and Belgium didn't. And I am trying to work out how footballers will cope with Qatar's heat in June and July of 2022. Hmmm....
I wonder if these screens will still be in use then!