DEL FÚTBOL Y POBREZA

Mi ignorancia sobre el fútbol crece todos los días. En el último par de años, cuando he visto partidos de la selección mexicana, más de dos veces he debido preguntar: ¿y ese, en qué equipo juega? Si me preguntan cuántos puntos tiene un equipo o quién lidera el campeonato erraré con toda probabilidad. Me sucedió de nuevo. Antes de que el poderoso y arrogante equipo español, Real Madrid, anunciará el interés por contratar a un futbolista, Gareth Bale, no había escuchado ni leído su nombre. Después de concretarse el paso del futbolista sigo ignorándolo todo de ese, como de casi todos los jugadores. Se dice que costó cien millones de dólares, o cerca de esa cantidad. La cifra provoca escalofrío y es un testimonio de las inmoralidades en ese deporte, rey en producir ganancias en todo el orbe, con una organización, la FIFA, que, hasta donde mi memoria registra, tiene más países en su membresía que la Organización de las Naciones Unidas.

El fútbol es un deporte que casi a cada paso nos regala casos oprobiosos, escándalos que demuestran que los jugadores son una pieza, un objeto en una poderosa maquinaria que los tritura con la complicidad de los grandes monopolios mediáticos y comerciales del mundo. Fue eso, más que sus excesos personales, lo que provocó la terrible persecución que sufrió Diego Armando Maradona, quien los desafió protestando con toda su energía y elocuencia, porque los grandes señores de la FIFA decidían a qué hora se jugaban los partidos de los Mundiales de acuerdo con los intereses comerciales, aunque eso significara poner en riesgo la salud de los protagonistas.

Durante la pasada Copa Confederaciones, realizada en Brasil, además de las circunstancias sociales críticas de la población hubo acusaciones por los altos costos que debía pagar el país anfitrión, mientras los servicios sociales se regateaban a la ciudadanía. Y aunque pueda ser una comparación asimétrica, no pocos pusieron el dedo en la desproporcionada diferencia entre el salario de un maestro y el salario del nuevo astro brasilero, Neymar.

Escándalos y poca honorabilidad abundan en las decisiones alrededor de ese deporte. Entre ellas, en los últimos años, la inflación de las piernas de los futbolistas. Gareth Bale es el caso más reciente, pero no será el último. Un caso que provoca indignación, críticas en el medio deportivo pero, sobre todo, reflexiones. Bale no es el único, ni el culpable, pero sí, quizá, el caso que reafirma la dificultad para darle la vuelta a esas páginas escritas con la sangre de la ambición y el lucro.

Comentarios

  1. Perla Esmeralda Rivera Rueda dice:

    I have the same opinion as Mr. Yañes, I do not know anything about football and if you ask me, its only chasing after the ball, I do not know wich players play on that team.
    But even though I do not like to watch it, I do like to play it, plus it’s a healthy sport.
    I really like playing soccer but without scandals like Mr. Juan says.
    It is true that many of the famous sportsmen walk from scandal to scandal.

  2. César Pérez Vuelvas dice:

    The soccer is the most corrupt sport I do not understand why the FIFA does all the benefit.
    Maradona is a one most important soccer player in the world.
    Brazil is a victim of the capitalist system because confederations Cup it’s more important that people.
    Saddens me that Mexicans know more about football than everything else.

  3. Yanira Judith López Carrilo 1J dice:

    *The soccer is a sport than many times don’t we understand but is very common.
    *The soccer players are used as things in this sport.
    *The differences between the than earn a teacher and a soccer player is very big.
    *It´s to tell than the FIFA has more cities than the ONU.

  4. jorge salvador ciprian figueroa dice:

    The sports are good for the one who practises it.

    Serious good that were leaving even side the personal things of the football players.

    This one badly the high costs, they must know that there are needs in other aspects.

    That good that have discussed it of the wages.

  5. José Fabio Ramirez dice:

    Actually, i dont care about soccer.
    Don´t even know the basic rules, in my chilhood I like to play street soccer without rules.
    I see this legendary sport with a un-common perspective

  6. Bizmarck Martinez 1 J dice:

    There should be more countrys in the ONU, no in the FIFA.
    The players for the teams are onlye a toy.
    Diego Maradona is a better example.
    They just want, money, people do not care.

  7. Luis E. Montes de oca 1J dice:

    I don´t now anything about football and I don´t care hahaha.
    I think the football is a good sport but it has meny scandals.
    It´s incredible that FIFA has more countries than ONU.
    Some people interests more the football than other things.

  8. Julio Cervantes 1 J dice:

    Not what they do with the players.
    They only see money, they see people.
    They steal too much of people for World Cups.
    That just means society suffers.

  9. Jhonatan Gonzalez Perez dice:

    -I did not know that FIFA registered countries had more than the United Nations Organization is incredible.
    -Actually, I do not know anything about football like Mr. Yañez.
    -I think it is fair that the players use the computer as a toy.
    -There are more people who know a lot more about football than other issues that are more important.

  10. Jhonatan Gonzalez Perez dice:

    -I did not know that FIFA registered countries had more than the United Nations Organization is incredible.
    -Actually, I do not know anything about football like Mr. Yañez.
    -I think it is fair that the players use as a toy.
    -There are more people who know a lot more about football than other issues that are more important.

  11. Yaritza Cárdenas Aguilar dice:

    I do not know what it is soccer and I’m not interested.
    I think it’s a silly game and full of corruption.
    The soccer is just a silly entertainment with distracting people.
    It invests in the business both things that are really important.

  12. Alexis Buenrotro Arreola dice:

    Maybe you should read a little more about football, it’s not all bad news in Brazil the tourismo leave and leave many gains and multiple computers “arrogant” as you say donate money to charities to help children all I’m not 100% in favor of football, but if I’m aware that you can also help through the football

  13. Pulido Partida Josué Gamaliel dice:

    It´s not fair that people put more interest in a sport instead of all the society problems that we are passing through. FIFA is one of the companies that manage more money in the world. Its incredible how they have more countries that ONU. I think that we had to see the real problems that we have as a society and work to fix all that problems instead of act like uncivilized society and focus on more important things.

  14. Carlos Santiago Núñez Romero dice:

    The football don’t like me, is bored for me.
    I played football in my childhood, but I am very bad.
    I prefer sports as karate-Do or swimming.
    I think that football is sport #1 in all world.

  15. Itzel Auhtzin Reyes Cotreras dice:

    I think that organizations like the ONU, who are concerned about maintaining peace in the world .They should have more countries reported that organisations such as FIFA.
    Also should invest that money on things of greater benefit for the society .
    I do not like the sport and I do not understand when I talk over the. But if I believe that this sport brings health benefits, those who play it.

  16. Gabriel Alberto Andrade Herrera dice:

    I like the football but I can´t believe one player worth a lot of money.
    It invests in the business both things that are really important.
    I think what makes this bad because FIFA does not care about the players, just make money.
    But nevertheless I like football.

  17. Felipe Adrian Juarez Robles dice:

    the cost in the membership is very high.
    the fifa dont give attention to the footballer.
    brazil don’t have infrastructure for the play the mundial.
    the footballer is one machine of money for to fifa.

  18. David Batista Rodríguez 1J dice:

    -The FIFA needs refresh they rules.
    -They only used at players.
    -The people of a country is who are said for they need pay in the mundial cups.
    -The soccer isnt a bad sport, the persons of fifa do thats make had bad publisher.

  19. Jorge Ricardo Villalvazo dice:

    I think it happens in all sports, it’s not just football, people make bussiness with everything they can.
    This is very bad for two reasons, first they do wrong things, second we let them.
    I think this is not gonna stop. But some people should do something.
    We are bad too because we let them.

  20. Martin Eduardo Villaseñor Merino 1J dice:

    – I don’t like the Footbaal Too.
    – I don’t know any thing about the FIFA
    – This sport is more like a trade.
    – With the money, they should promote this sport, and they can have more good players.

  21. Alan Heriberto Gutiérrez Vigil dice:

    FIFA is a very powerful organization that handles really exorbitant amounts of money worldwide. Is not a secret to anyone that the king sport is quite a lot of lucrative for those who are involved in this medium, and even if is true that compared to any average salary, the professional soccer player’s pay is exaggerated, also worth to mention that generates enough income to the host country in turn. However, maybe at this time Brazil doesn’t have enough financial stability to afford to host the next world cup, but the facts can’t be changed now. The country has more important issues in which to focus on, as the worrying marginal situation that their inhabitants are suffering, and invest their stocks in facilities and projects millionaires seems to me too unsuitable. In my humble opinion, yes. Yes, it’s worrying that FIFA has more countries to its credit that the ONU, and probably more wealth, however, I don’t disagree with the means of the sport, inasmuch as soccer is also a point that unites us all the people of the planet. I just think that Brazil had to give the World Cup to a more stable country in this moment, and treat that their people have the best, before beginning to offer the best reception to the rest of the world.

  22. Daniel Enrique Godinez Medina dice:

    *Yañez, You must know about your country and his soccer team, because is general cultur,

    *All the teams in all around the world its like a bussines, because, every team try to buy the best player, with a thousand or millions of dollars and euros.

    *I think this will stop this bussines, because with these money could give to all the hungry childrens in the world

    *i like the soccer, and i wish, mexico will go to the next mundial on brasil 2014

  23. Andrés Cortés Martínez dice:

    scandalsGareth Bale is a great soccer player, i saw he from he was with the Spurs(Tottenham team), and let me tell you, he is smart, fast, strong, and have a great left leg.
    The soccer is who receives the atention of all the watchers, and the money too.
    And about the payment, Neymar receive what he deserves. He make his work playing awesome, everybody obtains what each one deserves, if you want more, you need do more or change your job. But let me add something, scandals are everywhere, they are not proper of soccer.

  24. Brian Alexis Florian Peralta dice:

    I don’t like football.
    I think the football is a show and a form for take money.
    I think all games are planned before the show.
    I think football is a fraud.

  25. Luis Adrián Chávez Fregoso dice:

    Well, the thing here is which in all the entertainment, like the sports, TV, and others, these people will obtain more than a teacher, because in the capitalism a good education isn’t a good deal.
    Who can sell with the promo: “The best teacher in world, buy our beer”, that doesn’t work, no one going to be rich by investing in education, the problem is which the entertainment matters more than the real life, we live for the entertainment.
    The football soccer is good for playing but, pay for watch it, or worse be sitting in a sofa watching for two hours, eating the chips or beer which they advertise in the half time, every weekend, for the last forty years, that’s an aberration.

  26. carlos damian dice:

    The football is a good sport
    The football is only money
    I dont like football
    its bad

  27. GARCIA CARDENAS ELIZABETH 1J dice:

    I like to play soccer but I’m not very good but I have a little knowledge of the topic.
    A small detail, Gareth Bale was hired by 100 million euros.
    If you thought the dollar amount was chilling, imagine in euros.
    I think it’s stupid to spend so much money for a good player.

  28. jpablo ramirez contreras dice:

    I think, it’s good to know about everything but our knowledge allows us to know and understand more of any themes.
    I do not know much about football but I think it is a good sport.
    I think, that when you do an event of such importance are people participate.
    I say that for rich and poor is no possibility of a good thing in that sport.

  29. Alexis Noel Ceballos Amezcua dice:

    I think it happens in all sports, it’s not just football, people make bussiness with everything they can,
    I think it’s a silly game of corruption
    The football soccer is good for playing but, pay for watch it.

  30. José Luis Torres Cervantes 1°K dice:

    Football is the sport with more followers around the world.
    Is why that the football is a big business, all players are treated like things, they are money for entrepreneurs.
    I think that football isn’t a sport already, as I said, is a business.
    But not only in the football happen this, in the others sports is the same situation, players are treated like things with a money value.

  31. Rodrigo Alejandro Ortega Rodríguez dice:

    Almost all the spanish speaking countries like football because of the emotions that flows from it.
    I, personally, don’t like football so much, but I like to view it.
    Maybe if the money that goes to all those football players went to charity or something like that, Mexico wouldn’t be so poor.
    It’s a beautiful sport, but sadly, it’s become into a merely business.

  32. Gerardo Orbe Sánchez dice:

    There was a time when I liked to play soccer, but that was long ago and now I have other interests. But that doesn’t change the fact that is one of the most popular sports in the world.

    I don’t play it now, but it’s still a way to do something healthy and at the same time you can make friends. Unfortunately, a lot of people see this sport like some type of “death competition” instead of see it like a healthy and fun sport.

  33. hector priego dice:

    the football is entertainment , but is business international.
    It best sport the world in my opinion but the sport pay .
    the europe , the team football is best .
    money letf do not pay taxation .

  34. Salvador Alan Pérez Tostado 1J dice:

    -FIFA have a lot of money

    -Some soccer’s players are valued for millions of Euros.

    -Soccer is the biggest kind of entertainment in the world.

    -It seems,people cares soccer more than critical situation in the country.

  35. jose guadalupe ojeda martinez iJ dice:

    The football has a large amount of followers.

    The player is treated like a piece for the computer.

    For me soccer is a fun sport and I am a follower.

    But it’s annoying that teams refer to the player as a part of his coaching staff and putting a price on your legs.

  36. Omaury Marmolejo Medina 1J dice:

    The soccer there much lost money.
    In the last yeah the soccer was transformed in a big business.
    The soccer in the strets, not in the stadium.
    A player soccer can´t earn more than teacher.

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