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Football and its specific rules are a political creation of FIFA, and you as a football consumer have political choices.
You can choose (1) to have the conservative peasant mentality and just accept whatever FIFA gives us and say "FIFA has decided this is soccer." (2) You can look at soccer as the game of all the people who like it and pay for it, and pressure FIFA to modify it so it's more entertaining. (3) You can say, I love soccer exactly the way it is, so I don't feel like asking FIFA to change things.
Option (1) is politically (very) conservative, but it fits you when you say, "Go away and play/watch a slightly different version of soccer, 'we' like FIFA's soccer, and it and only it is soccer." Besides, soccer is a monopoly, so that suggestion is not a realistic or practical one.
and your point is? To democratize NASCAR? what?
One goes to sport with the league you're given, not the one whatever, to paraphrase a criminal.
i am a conservative peasant, though i pay no fealty to FIFA. and i'm quite comfortable letting FIFA have control of this particular bread and circus, since i spend more energy trying to change the energy balance on this fuckin dumb planet, and find that changing FIFA ranks way low on the list of things.
You spend your time changing the monopoly which controls the sport of padded polar bears with skates, and i'll spend my time doing whatever it is that i do.
(you take a riff about goals in the World Cup and now move to political control of sports when we can't even control where the money goes?)
Did you know that 23.17% of NASCAR attendees were unable to enunciate after a day at the races, while only 23.17% of the Senate were able to enunciate BEFORE a race?
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - AnaÔs Nin
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