Originally posted by blade68
The WC in SA will be one of the biggest commercial flops of all time.
Suporters were already staying away because of the threat of localised violence and gang culture - and I now hear that even some of the major sponsors are sending back their 'freebie' tickets!
More than 1/3rd of the tickets available are still going begging - it sounds to me like the onl ers that there's a global credit crunch going on?
This WC will be a joke.
Great post! We need more input from the likes of you! [/sarcasm]
Don't you think a poorer continent, and especially Sub-Saharan African people, should also get the chance to go see some WC games live, which almost none can afford when the competition is played anywhere else?
Or is global football only counted as Europe, plus a few other countries in your world?
Has there been one WC where no foreign supporters were mugged? Localised violence my ass.
And gang culture? Where do you get this BS? We have our fair share of violent crime, but just generally swatching "gang culture" across the biggest African economy is a little disingenuous and a lot of uninformed claptrap.
SA has more than enough accommodation. Maybe not just hotels, but we have bucketloads of guesthouses and B&Bs.
You are a joke.