This is all beginning to sound like sour grapes. There may well be problems in FIFA, but I don't think Boris chucking the dummy is going to help, he should concentrate his efforts on trying to lobby for reform, not acting like a silly overgrown schoolboy.
Let FIFA come, at least he would be able to meet them on our own patch and get some answers, that's of course if the want to come :)
canarieslover - my thoughts too when I read this earlier today. And I was not entirely sure what FIFA has to do with the Olympics anyway. I know there is a football competition in the Olympics, but it is rarely up to much and certainly not requiring such a major FIFA presence.
Devils advocate here:- what if it had been the other way round and we were the one that had never staged the tournament before and it had been given to us and the other nations cried foul we would be saying why?
I do not know how England spent in excess of 15 million pounds on the world cup bid but suspect a lot went on the gravy train of perks to the foreign delegates. Slap up meals, 5 star accommodation and unlimited expenses.
Londoners, like the rest of the country, have to tighten their belts. Why should they continue to give perks to a select bunch of puffed up liars. Let them pay for tickets, flights and accommodation like the rest of us.
The best thing that has happened, world cup wise, is that England will not be applying for any future bid. End of gravy train for Blatter and co.