I’m sadly all too well aware of the pervasive levels of corruption that infect FIFA, SmashTheState. That doesn’t absolve people of the responsibility to behave morally, however.
Actually, if a few star players withrew from Cup play in Russia, and if people around the world stopped watching matches and protested instead, FIFA and Russia both would feel the pressure.
Remember, we’re talking about concentration camps, torture, and murder.
That civilized people should accept that and leave the status quo in place is simply unthinkable.
Boycotting FIFA and World Cup matches held in Russia is the only morally acceptable course of action.