A Letter To The FIFA

Okay, I know that I am going completely off-topic here. I just could not help to see what happened to the national Egyptian team supporters at El- Khartoum, Sudan after the Algeria vs. Egypt 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ playoff match yesterday and not act upon it. So I decided to send a letter to the FIFA, here is what it says:

To whom it may concern,

To say that I am shocked with your negative attitude regarding the aftermath of the Algerian victory against Egypt in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ playoff held on Wednesday, November 19th at Omdurman – Al Merreikh stadium in El- Khartoum, Sudan would be an understatement. On 2003, you declared “My Game is Fair Play” to be the code associated with your organization and football for the years to come. The events that occurred at El- Khartoum on that day were not remotely close to fair play in any way, shape, or form.

Apart from the terrorization that happened to the players of the national team of Egypt in Sudan before and during the course of the game, and referee Eddy Maillet not being able to cope with the pressure as he is rumoured to travel to Algeria in 10 days for a match there, the Egyptian supporters whom sole fault was that they travelled to El- Khartoum to support their national team were harmed and abused by the hands of the Algerian team supporters, even though the Egyptian national team did not even win the match. The coaches that carried the Egyptian supporters to the airport were brutally attacked and many of the supporters were severely injured. So I am asking you, is this what football about?

Respect opponents, team-mates, referees, officials and spectators.

– Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence, gambling and other dangers to our sport.

Those are the fourth and seventh principles of the Fair-Play code, respectively. Do you believe that those principles were applied during the course of the playoff match? Were the Egyptian players and spectators really respected, and was violence rejected? You do not have to take my words for that; see the images on the news channels and the videos on YouTube. And I ask you again, was that, really, fair play?

You may believe that the national team of Algeria won fair and square and fully deserve the last African place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. However, what kind of message will you be delivering to the football world with that? The team with the most aggressive supporters qualifies? The team that breaks the greatest number of the Fair-Play Code principles wins?

I urge the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ organizing committee to take quick action regarding the unfortunate events that occurred at El- Khartoum, Sudan prior to, during the course of, and posterior to the Algeria vs. Egypt playoff match. The Fédération Algérienne de Football has to be penalized and be made an example of in order to prevent such events from ever occurring again in the name of sports. Please, save the spirit of football and act upon your code: “My Game Is Fair Play”.

Yours Sincerely,

Ahmed El- Sadek

If you support my cause, please share this everywhere you can. Maybe we can make an impact.

Thank you.

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2 Responses to A Letter To The FIFA

  1. lovebug35 says:

    probably they are gonna ignore your letter? Who knows?

  2. khodeir says:

    Dear Sirs,After yesterday’s awful events in Khartoum, and the barbaric actions of the Algerian crowds resulting in wounding many Egyptian women, children, and men, it is only appropriate and civilized to disqualify the A…lgerian team from the world cup. I believe most people around the world will agree with me, specially that we don’t want to see similar incidents in South Africa. Common sense must oblige the civilized world, hereby represented in FIFA, to take proper action to punish the aggressors and teach them a lesson in civilized manners. Anything short of this, will ultimately corrupt the whole concept of international sports and good will. It will also give room to every extremist to inflict his sick methodology on the peaceful world

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