Joyous reaction to FIFA arrests

The internet is approaching meltdown after the news that Swiss authorities made early-morning arrests of six football officials and opened separate criminal proceedings over the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA is in crisis and most football fans are utterly delighted to hear it.

FIFA held a press conference suggesting they are the damaged party - football fans are unimpressed.

The basic consensus is that it couldn't be happening to a better organisation.

And of course, there have been lots of jokes.

This is worth showing again right now. John Oliver’s fantastic TV takedown of FIFA, filmed before the 2014 World Cup, is the best possible explanation of why the organisation that runs the world’s most popular sport is almost universally loathed.

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