David Bernstein launches scathing attack on governing body.
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has called on England to boycott the 2018 World Cup finals following the outcome of FIFA’s investigation into the bidding process for the tournament according to the BBC.
The 71 year old was head of the FA from 2011 for three years and has very vocal in his reaction to the findings of FIFA’s investigation, the findings that even lead invetigator Michael Garcia has disputed, and has called upon Sepp Blatter to stand down as president of the footballing governing body.
Bernstein has labeled Fifa a “totalitarian” set-up that reminds him of “the old Soviet empire” and that the
credibility of football is “suffering enormously” under the current regime.
He went on to state that choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was “one of the most ludicrous decisions in the history of sport”
Bernstein has called on the FA to lobby UEFA to encourage a European boycott of the next World Cup;
“It sounds drastic, but, frankly, this has gone on for years now. It’s not improving, it’s going from bad to worse to worse.”
“Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Holland are “all powerful”.
He added: “You can’t hold a serious World Cup without them. They have the power to influence if they have the will.”