On air 1100GMT: Should football fans try to change Fifa?
This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say on 1 June, 2011. Listen to the programme.
Fifa continue to dominate the headlines and your conversations. The 61st Fifa Congress got underway for the second day in Zurich, you can watch the live proceedings here. The representatives of all Member Associations are gathering together for `football`s parliament` after a turbulent week for the organisation, 'troubled waters' is what Sepp Blatter calls it. Also, I've been reading this live blog by Paul Kelso from The Telegraph, you might like it too.
Here's a snippet just in from Paul on his blog:
England's proposal to postpone the Fifa presidential election has been defeated by 172 votes to 17 at the Fifa Congress this morning.
So I guess that's not going to happen. But what about this suggestion from Martin Samuel into what he'd like to see fans do, boycott the products from companies that sponsor Fifa.
Here' Martin's take:
It starts at your club, with the supporters group and a boycott of the product. From there, apply pressure for it not to be sold within the stadium which, if it is not being bought anyway, actually makes business sense. Now make Coca-Cola aware of this policy. Make it a national issue. Get other supporters groups from other major leagues involved.Spread the word regarding other sponsors. There are so many more of you than there are of them.
Are you moved to take that action? Here's the response so far from Fifa's top sponsors
One more piece of news the German Football Association have called for a probe into awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup. Do you think it needs to be investigated? Would you like your country to support Germany on this issue?