David Ginola announced run to Spot for FIFA

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015

Earlier in January, an unexpected thing occurred in the world of football when the former French footballer David Ginola announced his desire to make a run for the presidential spot of FIFA.

It wasn’t revealed until a few weeks ago that the campaign of the Frenchman was backed by a top soccer betting firm and that Ginola was doing nothing more than just a publicity stunt.

"This campaign is all about transparency and we are paying David 250,000 pounds for the campaign and for being here today. It is his full-time job now and, hopefully, will be for the next four months." A spokesman for the Irish bookmarker Paddy Power said.

Ginola launched a few ideas to the public about what he had planned to do if he was elected as the next president of FIFA and one of those was to have the men’s and women’s World Cups to be played at the same time
"I'm very proud of my campaign and the policies I proposed to reform football.If in the coming months and years even one of my ideas is discussed at the highest level then this will be a victory." David Ginola said as he stated that it would be a victory for him if his ideas are at least discussed by the officials of the sport.

Companies are trying to think outside of the box in order to get their brand out there to the public instead of simply using the traditional techniques and this was one of them as David Ginola was never truly taken as a serious candidate to take up the presidency role of FIFA as the former Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur player failed on even securing the support of 5 football associations which was a requirement for standing in the election in order to take charge and become the head of football’s world governing body.