Friday, October 11, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! VISIT KC LAUNCHES KANSAS CITY WORLD CUP BID DESPITE CONCERNS OVER FIFA CORRUPTION!!!
Whenever TKC witnesses fanboy hype and irrational exuberance regarding soccer and the World Cup . . . This headline comes to mind:
Journalist in Ghana who helped expose FIFA corruption shot dead
Certainly, everyone in Kansas City is pure of heart and would never conspire to knowingly invite an organization to town despite its involvement in one of the biggest corruption scandals the sporting world has ever witnessed.
And never mind that the legacy of that scandal continues to generate headlines years later and just a few months ago . . .
Marketing group fined $1 million in FIFA corruption case
No, Kansas City certainly wouldn't ignore warning signs from other cities across the nation that don't want anything to do with the organization . . .
Chicago, Minneapolis, Arizona drop out of 2026 World Cup bid, blast FIFA
Of course KCMO would take allegations of corruption seriously and speak with the public about promotional efforts instead of just rolling out the welcome wagon . . .
Or maybe not.
Here's the pitch from Visit KC that features hometown sports heroes:
Kansas City is a world-class soccer city. It's time for us to welcome the world to the center of it all.
Matt Besler, Patrick Mahomes and Salvador Perez, honorary captains for KC's 2026 World Cup bid, want your help in bringing the world's largest sporting event to the Heart of America.
Sign the petition, volunteer and donate at kc2026.com.
Take a look:
You decide . . .