What to make of the Fifa mess (and Tokyo Sexwale’s questioning by a US jury)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Michael Goldman, Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco and Adjunct Professor at Gibs.

Whitfield asked Goldman what to make of the Fifa mess.

Outgoing Fifa President Sepp Blatter has been banned from all football related activities on a national and international level, but has vowed to appeal the ban.

South Africa’s very own Tokyo Sexwale is being questioned by a US grand jury on bribery claims.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

His own ethics rules – brought in under pressure - has been his undoing.

Dr Michael Goldman

Sport politics, especially football, is as powerful as national politics.

Dr Michael Goldman

Fifa has been very successful in growing the sport and the commercial aspect thereof.

Dr Michael Goldman

African football may be sad to see Blatter go.

Dr Michael Goldman

The extent of Sexwale’s support from Africa and Asia is very important.

Dr Michael Goldman

Fans remain passionate about football. They ignore this noise.

Dr Michael Goldman

From a commercial point of view; sponsor are continuing to ask questions about reform.

Dr Michael Goldman

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