FIFA is very very very corrupt
Six high ranking FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich this morning for racketeering and corruption charges. The US Department of Justice accused the officials of receiving more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks over the past 24 years, a "scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer." Four of the six accused have already plead guilty, including former top-ranking FIFA executive Chuck Blazer. The FIFA officials face 14 charges including racketeering, wire fraud, and money-laundering conspiracies, and face up to twenty years in prison.
FIFA has been getting a lot of heat lately; Qatar has been using slave labor to prepare for the 2022 world cup, and despite making promises to ameliorate the situation, working conditions remain deplorable. For more on how FIFA is a "comically grotesque organization," watch this brilliant John Oliver clip: