There's been rumours aplenty for at least 25 years that the FIFA aristocracy is open to being "influenced" by cold hard cash from supplicants who may be interested in hosting a World Cup.
Until yesterday, nobody has acted on those rumours. It's been business as usual all the way. Then, the dramatic take-down in Switzerland.
You don't think the timing of this take-down had anything to do with FIFA's plans to suspend the Holy Land, do you?
Apparently Israel's banishment was to be the top item on the agenda at that FIFA meeting that was so rudely interrupted by the forces of law and order.
And isn't it more than a little suspicious that the instigator of this take-down would be the USA, a mere bit player in world football?