I haven’t told my Brazil story in a while so let me tell it again as my response.
A few years ago, I applied as an American to volunteer for the FIFA World Cup. Shortly after, FIFA began running rampant on Brazil from what they were doing to the indigenous people and their land to how they continued their systematic oppression of the poor and the working class in Brazil (alongside the government of course). I kept following and following the protests and then some time later, I was selected by FIFA to volunteer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But knowing what I knew, there was absolutely no way I would ever support an organization that has teamed up with a nation’s government in the way FIFA had. I couldn’t volunteer my time, and for free at that, to be a part of the continued and blatant ignorance of the voices and lives of the people, of the working class. I hope the attention does shift after the billions that was invested into the competition because FIFA will be walking away with their pockets full, but the question is, what will the people have? And the answer I hope for is riots, to say the least. Solidarity my Brazilian friend, do not apologize for bringing this to light