What a pity it is that the BBC should have disgraced our bid with that Panorama programme on Monday.I commented:
An investigation into bribery and corruption is "disgraceful"? That's a new one.Dale replied:
The timing was disgraceful. They should have screened it after the bid.He seems to be arguing that the BBC should have withheld any broadcast of their corruption investigation until after the successful bid had been announced. The obvious implication is that the BBC have annoyed FIFA (if the allegations are false, why would that be a problem?) and made them less likely to choose England. Would Mr Dale also agree that newspapers should avoid allegations of corruption against a politician until after an election, in case it affected the result?
The comments are interesting.