Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bosnian Soccer Players Threaten Boycott

Bosnian Footballers Demand Ouster of Current FA Leadership

This isn't just about soccer, by the way:


"The domestic league is also in a poor state, mired in allegations of corruption and match-fixing. The NFSBIH is run on ethnic lines that reflect the delicate balance between the country's two parts, the Serb Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation, created after the 1992-95 war.

The letter called specifically for the resignations of the NFSBIH board's Muslim, Serb and Croat members and of the national team director.

"Those gentlemen (in the NFSBIH) do not want to face the truth and admit to themselves what they have done for team, besides degrading its honour and constantly disturbing relations among us," the players added.


Could there be a better metaphor for the stae of the country? The division of the nation's soccer federation along ethnic lines has weakened the team--and worked to undermine team unity.

Bosnia's citizens, like it's best soccer players, deserve better.

1 comment:

Bosnian said...

Im Bosnian and i am so happy to read this blog, thank you for the support.