The British football politics are arrogant and breathtaking. The media’s self-serving announcements at the top of the news reports about the winners of the various FIFA favours, is sour. In fact it’s spiteful and nasty. There are other far more important matters in the world requiring of attention, and football games, in the global scheme of things, are nondescript
Was there really a belief that because we are the United Kingdom, we had a right to major consideration?
Was there really a belief that sending the Prime Minister on yo-yo, jamborees, to show his face, along with an old ( in sports terms) football pin-up and a member of the Royals, would secure “a world cup [in the prime-minister’s lifetime]?”
Did we really believe that having named and shamed the FIFA organisation, having accused individuals on its voting board of corruption, that Britain would be benignly received?
There is a case for political, diplomatic, and media circumspection here and rather a lot less arrogance.