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File this under the ���too bizarre to be true��� department. Nigerian soccer referees are now officially allowed to take bribes from participating teams���just so long as they don���t let it affect their judgment. For the whole story on msnbc go here.
Apparently stamping out corruption is too difficult a proposition. So Nigerian soccer officials told its assembled refs during a soccer seminar to simply ���take the money��� and still call a good game.
Is this the worst idea in sports since Michael Jordan playing baseball? Or is this just a realistic approach in a country that is known as one of the most corrupt in the world?
(Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP