Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world, with billions of followers and millions of fans. Several young individuals aspire to become professional footballers in future, and for that, they start training from a very early age. During a football match, millions of fans watch it at the stadium and billions TV, even if they have to miss the other most important events in their life as nothing can be more important than their favourite team taking on the football field. But like every sport, there are dark secrets of football as well. The most celebrated football nation of the country UK Football to has some major dark secrets in their administration.
There is a dark side of life in every sport and football by no means is different. When we talk about the dark side, it means the presence of corrupt politics and lousy administration within the soccer sport. These corrupt administration and politics lead the way some of the significant wrong decision both legally and ethically. But due to the fan base popularity of the team, league or international, these dark secrets do not come into the limelight.
UK football too has some of the essential dark secrets throughout their football activities for several decades. Even though the UK is the most famous place for football, there are few decisions by the management and the administration which have been raising eyebrows of millions of football fans for hundreds of years. These decisions are either due to wrong administrative structure or use of power illegally and ethically or bad politics within the organizational system.
Let us discuss some of the worst kept dark secrets of UK Football.
Corruption Of UK Football
The worst scandal in the history of UK Football is surely Sam Allardyce’s corruption scandal. Match fixing is an issue which is prevalent in the country’s football over many decades now, the most famous one being the one associated with the 2006 Italian Cup. Even though the South America football association too has this dirty problem of match-fixing. But the evil truth is that English football never comes in front of the eyes. There are famous and influential people in the English football system who use their power to the best to hide out this dirty, illegal and dark system prevent in their football administration.
Controversy With Messi Height
There is no denying of the fact that Messi one of the best footballers the sport has ever produced. However, there has been quite a lot of controversy with him with his tenure in UK football. He took injections of growth hormones in his leg to medically increase in height to become a more robust and capable player than he is. Imagine, any other player from any other nation doing the same thing. Probably that player would get banned from playing football lifetime, But in English Football, everything is possible as they have the money and the power to suppress any news against them.