Tensions Between Russia And West Spread To Soccer
Putin accused the U.S. of spreading its jurisdiction after it indicted FIFA officials.By Kate Grumke | May 28, 2015
On Thursday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin ripped on the U.S. for indicting FIFA officials, saying the country was trying to "spread their jurisdiction to other states."
The U.S.'s role in the case was an issue many U.S. and international news outlets felt the need to address.
Newsweek wrote, "the guardians of a sport where the use of hands is illegal learned the hard way that the long arm of U.S. law extends across an ocean."