10 Reasons I Won’t Watch the World Cup

By Mark Rausch AFKI Original Published: June 13, 2014, 2:02 pm

“Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there.”  — Tom Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.

It’s the funnest sporting event ever, screaming at the TV, siding with my favorite countries, and in awe of the endurance and strategy of pro football players. However, the reports of police violence coming from Brazil pose a crisis of conscience: thousands of people driven from their homes, the protesters violently attacked by police, and the assassinations of people fighting for civil rights. Here are 10 reasons why I won’t watch the World Cup.

Sources: the guardian.com, securitymagazine.com, thepositive.com, fairobserver.com, america.aljazeera.com, bloomberg,com, fpif.org, revolution-news.com, vice.com, amnesty.org.uk, deathandtaxesmag.com, nytimes.com

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