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According to the New York Times, FIFA officials could earn $ 250K (£ 186K) this year for attending just three video calls.
We’ve all been affective in different ways about the pandemic, but for the vast majority, the biggest impact has been on finances.
Whether you’ve been suspended on less than your regular salary, fired, or even seen your business crumble, the coronavirus chapter in history has been relentless.
However, not for those who supervise football. They are well seated, with no intention of making sacrifices to their annual salaries, even if it may seem appropriate.
According to the New York Times, some FIFA representatives on its panel of 37 governors will still earn their full salaries of $ 250,000 (£ 186,000) this year, despite the unfavorable financial climate.
In fact, the report notes that some of them will only have to attend three video conferences to deposit that amount, which is absolutely disgusting to think about.
The New York Times quotes a FIFA spokesperson as saying: “No additional significant cost cuts were needed to ensure FIFA’s continued support to the global football community during the pandemic.”
But that is not the point.
With the clubs at the bottom of the football pyramid struggling to survive, that kind of money would be an absolute game changer for them.
Why are these cash-backed officials paid such inflated salaries for essentially doing nothing when football is in financial danger?
This is the exact reason why people are becoming increasingly disillusioned when it comes to the governing bodies of football.