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« on: November 16, 2011, 01:51:05 pm »
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15757165.stm
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 02:07:49 pm »
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I'm not sure that "bureaucrat" is the right word.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 02:17:17 pm »
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I'm not sure that "bureaucrat" is the right word.

It isn't, really. But it works in this context.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 03:04:21 pm »
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Courting the UK press?  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 03:21:15 pm »
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ESPN's take on this story is the best:

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 04:59:11 pm »
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Anyone who uses certain words, well, this is how I'd deal with them.

Call them into a room. Sit with them. And explain that this word is not acceptable, and is not permitted to be used. Make sure they've heard you.

Then, if you see them use that word again, even in the middle of a sporting match, send out people and forcibly remove him from the field, and never allow him to return.

Problem solved.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 02:02:02 am »
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That's too bad. The guy at the left would be a better FIFA President.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 01:01:52 pm »
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Quick! Send another World Cup to a "history making" country and the problem (or non-problem?) will be solved!
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 01:53:04 pm »
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Official FIFA Statement on the matter.
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