Some headlines just write themselves.
Like art imitating life, The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is going to open permanent exhibit about FIFA and the various corrupt dealings they have been a part of.
The exhibit, titled “The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly,” opens in September and will “provide an incisive and eye-opening look into the rampant corruption that plagues FIFA. Through photographs, media clippings and cover stories and expository narrative, the Museum’s new FIFA exhibit gives a breakdown of the kickbacks, secrecy and match-fixing associated with the scandal.”
It appears as if the FIFA scandal from this summer will be covered extensively in this exhibit. We know that The Mob Museum can take this in many different directions. From match fixing to bid scandals to money laundering to bribery, The Mob Museum has a lot to go off of, and we’re not even talking about the human rights violations Qatar is currently doing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the racism and homophobia Russia is currently doing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
So now, the likes of Chuck Blazer, Jack Warner and Sepp Blatter will join the likes of Al Capone, “Lucky” Luciano and Henry Hill. When you think about it, FIFA has kind of operated like the mob. They may not have made people “sleep with the fishes” (at least as far as we know), but their rampant bribery, money laundering and corruption as chronicled in this years FIFA scandal is straight out of the Mafia playbook. I can’t imagine FIFA is thrilled with this comparison but as the old saying goes, “If the shoe fits, wear it.”