Monday, July 5, 2010

World Cup or not, football politics is all the rage here


Football has become a political gimmick for leading Thai politicians, at both the local and national levels.

Local football clubs have been taken over by leading politicians and it has been said that "football fields" and "election campaign arenas" have become more or less the same thing.

In other words, politicians have taken to using football matches as their "vote-getting tools." Soccer has become a "brand-building" gimmick. But in the end, it's money that counts.