FA faces questions over 2018 World Cup bid
Roger Burden is seen by many as a principled man. The acting FA chairman was also seen as the favoured candidate to land the job full time early in the new year.
His sour views about the Fifa members who betrayed the England bid will also be shared by many other football leaders and fans in the country.
But if he or the FA think that it will make even the slightest difference to the way Fifa works then they are likely to be disappointed.
And as the FA attempts to put pressure on Fifa, some may reflect that it is exactly this type of attitude that has made English football an outsider in the world governing body's corridors of power.
So, as the FA tries to keep the focus on Fifa's shortcomings, questions are beginning to be asked about its own role in Thursday's humiliation.
Of course there is little anyone can do if someone says they are going to vote for you and then place a cross against another country's name.
But were the bid team naïve to believe that just because members told them they were going to vote for them that they would actually go through with it?
Exactly the same thing happened in the failed 2006 bid. Why weren't the mistakes of that campaign learned?
Given how strong the anti-English feeling in Fifa was, how did England's bid team come to believe they had a chance in the last two days before the decision - especially after the Panorama programme exposing alleged corruption by three members of the Fifa executive committee?
Did they misread president Sepp Blatter's power within Fifa and his clear desire to give the World Cup to Russia?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course, and while no one can fault how hard they worked in the last few weeks, it does seem the bid team have some questions to answer.