CAMERON DUODU writes: The debate on the new ball should have begun a long time ago, so that people’s views could have been taken into account before FIFA introduced it. As it is now, here is Gordon Banks, one of the most experienced goalkeepers of the 20th Century, dissing the ball — only 48 hours before it is due to be kicked in anger. FIFA should learn to anticipate people’s reactions to its far-reaching decisions, and make it possible or them to be taken into account. Dictatorship in any shape or form, in a matter affecting millions of people, should be eschewed.
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