Thomas Bridge 22 June 2015

Council urged to stop residents playing Fifa video game

A London borough has been urged to crack down on residents playing the Fifa video game following the corruption scandal at football’s governing body.

Cllr Awale Olad will today call on Camden Council to ‘discourage’ residents from buying the game or taking part in locally run tournaments at pubs, bars and community centres.

He told the Camden New Journal that the local authority should take ‘a strong stand against corrupt individuals and organisations and we should start off by hurting their business by discouraging people from buying their popular video games’.

Cllr Olad added that Camden should also ‘put a stop’ to Fifa video game competitions ‘popping up across the borough’.

He has lodged an official question to Camden’s cabinet member for culture, Abdul Hai, which will be heard at a full meeting later today.

His enquiry reads: ‘What does he intend to do to discourage local stakeholders such as bars and community centres from hosting FIFA video game tournaments in light of the recent corruption scandal engulfing the governing body and its affiliates?’

However speaking to the Evening Standard, Cllr Hai said he believed the council ‘should not discourage people’ and should instead ‘tackle the issue itself - the problem is not with Fifa games, it’s about Fifa as an establishment that needs to change’.

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