The photo was one of those beautiful moments of convergence between things we know and things we suspected were true. A white sheet stretched across a road, indicted FIFA officials hurriedly scurrying behind it to escape the harsh glare of a public that suspected but couldn’t prove their guilt for years.
A simple sheet. But so much more.
On Wednesday, 14 were indicted for various charges of corruption, seven of whom were arrested in Zurich as the biggest names involved. So far, anyway. These are those seven.
Wednesday was a bombshell without parallel in the history of FIFA. These men are the ring wraiths themselves, jealously driven by power and greed until it put them into a waking grave. Amazingly, Sauron himself is not joining them. Yet, anyway. For now, Sepp Blatter is above reproach.