February 17th, 2016

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Some Germany players welcomed Ballack injury - Kevin-Prince Boateng

I hope it's OK that I made this an entry - it's such a throwback to classic drama that I suspect some people might still enjoy it even if the comm members have changed since back then.

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And this just in:

FIFA ethics commission (hah) cautions Beckenbauer for failing to cooperate in investigating how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups came to be where they are. He's also getting a fine that I am sure will have a great impact on him. 7000 Swiss Franks. German-language Twitter is organising crowdfunding efforts for the poor old man.

ETA: That's 6300 Euro. Beckenbauer is estimated to have a fortune of 160 million Euro. And that sort of thing is why in Germany court fines go by income, and someone whom I won't name got a 540,000 Euro fine for drivers' license issues.