FIFA: Israelis Forced To Continue Playing, Watching Football – satire

unnamed-5Tel Aviv, June 4 – Palestinian withdrawal last week of a FIFA resolution to expel Israel from membership in the international organization means Israelis will continue to face the horrors associated with participating in and observing international soccer competitions…

…“Diplomatically and politically Israel got some breathing room, though it appears the resolution as originally worded wouldn’t have garnered enough votes to be adopted,” said M. Bezzler, who writes about FIFA.

“But that tactical achievement – I hesitate to call it a victory – comes at a tremendous emotional and psychological cost. I don’t just mean the crushing frustration of watching a club with which one identifies perpetually underachieve, or fail to maintain consistent success – or just plain suck, both on the pitch and in the stands, in the case of Beitar Jerusalem”…

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