I nipped onto Twitter and came across this Tweet from BBC Sporf highlighting a section of the population of Brazil’s discontent with FIFA and the government spending money on preparing for the world cup rather than spending it feeding starving children.
I then scrolled down to the comments and what I found genuinely shocked me.
It wasn’t until I got 10 Tweets down that a sympathetic tweet appeared. The suggestion put forward in some of these tweets that people who struggle to afford to feed their children and who extremely unlikely to see any benefit from this world cup are ungrateful for suggesting that money should be spent elsewhere than on football is an absolute disgrace. I can only imagine that they hold a Daily Mail view of the world where every poor person is so at their own doing and is looking for a hand-out.