Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Critic Said 'What a Lot of People Feel'

A few days ago, we noted that the boss of Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, believes it was a mistake to give the 2010 World Cup to South Africa.

Well, now the head of the Bundesliga -- Germany's top club league -- has suggested Hoeness said "what a lot of people feel."

Perhaps in Germany, anyway.

Actually, Christian Seifert seems more exercised about the cost of going to SA2010, while Hoeness seemed to focus on safety concerns, saying the security issues "were not 100 percent solved."

From what we can tell, however, costs are more likely to scare off fans than South Africa's crime rate or terrorism potential. And that is what Seifert talks about.

A columnist in the Johannesburg Times suggested that South Africans involved in the tourism industry were hoping to soak visiting fans, and bemoaned that fact.

We wrote about that, too.

So, yes, a little drumbeat of criticism for SA2010.

We can't really be sure it's valid until the event is over and done with, July 11.

1 comment:

  1. This is weird -- looking ahead to the end of the World Cup -- but I see the point. There's no telling what sort of shenanigans are going to take place.