If you didn't know what The Mob Museum (officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement) was before reading this, don't worry you are not alone. The museum, which was established in 2012 and resides in the old Las Vegas Courthouse, is set to open a new feature tomorrow centered around FIFA, the governing body of the sport of soccer, entitled The ‘Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly.
The exhibit comes on the back of the FIFA scandal that saw seven officials arrested before the FIFA Congress in May of this year. Former CONCACAF executive Jack Warner also turned himself in for the same case but was released on bail.
"This exhibit is ripped right from today's headlines about the globe's most popular sport," explains Jonathan Ullman, executive director, The Mob Museum. "To our growing number of visitors from places like the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Italy, the FIFA scandal provides an especially resonant example of the different shapes organized crime can take."
According to a press release from the museum, "The display provides an incisive and eye-opening look into the rampant corruption that plagues the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the organization that runs international soccer. Through photographs, media clippings and cover stories and expository narrative, the Museum's new FIFA exhibit gives a breakdown of the kickbacks, secrecy and match-fixing associated with the scandal."
If you are in Vegas, this might be an attraction to add to the list.