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In the wake of a World Cup that showed the importance of building stadiums over the needs of the populace, FIFA was encouraged to consider moving the 2018 World Cup out of Russia after the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines flight.

They refused with this statement:

The hosting of the FIFA World Cup with the global attention it attracts can be a powerful catalyst for constructive dialogue between people and
governments, helping to bring positive social developments.

Behold the positive social developments.

Officials in Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy [ed. the group helping to organize the 2018 World Cup] have been
using offices on the 38th and 39th floors of Doha’s landmark Al Bidda skyscraper – known as the Tower of Football – which were fitted out by
men from Nepal, Sri Lanka and India who say they have not been paid for up to 13 months’ work.

I did not realize the reinstitution of slavery was considered a positive social development. But then again, I’m not a FIFA Official getting money in brown envelopes either.

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .