Football: A Call for Transparency to Curb Corruption
De Sanctis FM*
Federal Appellate Court, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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- De Sanctis FM
Federal Appellate Court
Sao Paulo, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date April 27, 2016; Accepted date May 28, 2016; Published date June 02, 2016
Citation: De Sanctis FM (2016) Football: A Call for Transparency to Curb Corruption. Social Crimonol 4:133. doi:10.4172/2375-4435.1000133
Copyright: © 2016 De Sanctis FM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Football, which has experienced an astounding transformation to a global industry with significant economic impact, has been a vehicle for the transmission of cultural and universal values. Its structural complexity (players, transfer agents, clubs and its owners, right holders of different contracts) creates a lot of moving parts that can easily hide illicit activity, especially because this structure incorporates the international market. The movement of large amounts of money, the difficulty in accounting for all transactions, and ironically, the clubs’ own financial needs increase this sector’s vulnerability to organized crime, in order to curb corruption and money laundering through them. The article argues for careful situation involving Football, identifying the risks of misconduct within sport organizations, and proposing measures that could prevent hamper and punish any attempts to thwart these organizations’ main goal: promoting sport as a way for cultural improvement and teaching people the values of tolerance and civilized coexistence.