The Fiver | The third annual I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Ballon d’Or awards

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“It is beyond me that we feel the need to set aside a night to give out these jag-off bowling trophies six times a year so all these people can pat each other on the back about how much money they’re making, boring the [pee] out of half the world,” said Jerry Seinfeld of awards ceremonies. The stand-up was picking up an award at the time and was sure to add the caveat that “if I hadn’t already won all these awards I would not be talking like this”. Like the business they call “show”, football is similarly obsessed with org1es of self-congratulatory backslapping, but few do it with quite the same amount of bells, whistles and bloated self-regard as the sport’s world governing body, whose third annual I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Ballon d’Or awards were staged in Big London on Monday night.

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via Football | The Guardian

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