A Very Ugly Rumor…

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There is an exceptionally ugly rumor making the rounds in Brazil that the CBF (Brazilian Football Federation) sold the result of the Brazil vs. Germany game (that game). While the sources are not exactly reliable, it is telling that so few question the CBF of being capable of such nefarious action. One director is quoted as saying “Screw the supporters, we’re going to get ours…

Honestly, I would be equally unsurprised to find out this is either a hoax or true. The second link above is to a Brazilian site in Portuguese, but you can translate the page with Google. I find it telling that on the same day this rumor began to gain speed, Globo TV of Brazil, the country’s largest television network (who retains exclusive broadcasting rights to all FIFA televised content and who is also named in this latest rumor as being part of the malefactors) published a report of their claiming Germany bribed FIFA officials and even supplied arms to Saudi Arabia in exchange for votes to send the 2006 World Cup their way. Curious timing on that one…