FIFA giving a bit of its sizable profits to families of Egypt victims

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

A week after 74 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Al-Masry fans attacked Al-Ahly supporters in Port Said, Egypt, FIFA has decided to do something. The nonprofit governing body which turned a $631 million profit between 2007 and 2010, announced it will donate $250,000 to the families of the victims.

From the AP:

FIFA says it will give the money to a charitable account opened by the Al-Ahly club. [...]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says "many of the victims were so young. They were also a crucial support for their families, who now need help."

Of course, FIFA didn't have to give any amount at all. Though $250,000 does seem to be a curious sum. Divided among the families of all those killed, it works out to $3,378 per family. And while every little bit will certainly help, FIFA probably could have reached a little deeper into their "surplus" to make more of a difference. Then again, passing out $40,000-per-person bribes to Caribbean football officials can make a different kind of a difference.

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