I see that FIFA are beginning to panic because only one third of the tickets have been sold. Are they really surprised? They have handed their feature product to a country which has an horrendous record on violence. Friends of mine who have gone to visit relatives have related that white families lock their homes at 6pm and dare not venture out!
This is ridiculous and if I know that then so do many others. It costs a lot of money on a long haul flight and then when one gets to South Africa the venues are hundreds of miles apart. The cost of internal flights must also be prohibitive. Decent safe hotels could also be in short supply so all in all it was a stupid choice for a World Cup Final.
Like so many others I will sit at home and watch it on the telly knowing that the chance of me being macheted to death for stumbling into the wrong district has been marginally reduced!