Wednesday July 29th, 2015

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is adding to its collection of organized crime memorabilia with a FIFA exhibit set to debut in September.

The permanent display, titled “The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly,” will give a guided tour through the alleged corruption that has plagued the international soccer governing body for years, and has recently led to a series of arrests of high-ranking officials throughout the organization.

“This exhibit is ripped right from today’s headlines about the globe’s most popular sport,” explains Jonathan Ullman, executive director of The Mob Museum. “To our growing number of visitors from places like the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Italy, the FIFA scandal provides an especially resonant example of the different shapes organized crime can take.”

The recent wave of FIFA arrests have led to president Sepp Blatter announcing his resignation and a special election to find his successor in early 2016.

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[NPR]

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