Football is more than just a game.
Dear FIFA, dear UEFA, dear Premier League, dear Real Madrid and Bayern München,
Because I teach business ethics and love the sport of football (soccer) so much, especially with regard to its qualities that unite peoples, a few thoughts.
In the world of football, where money is king,
And players are bought and sold like anything,
It’s important to remember, despite all the cost,
That ethics and morals should never be lost.
Fairness and sustainability should be the aim,
And social responsibility should be the same.
Players should be treated with respect and care,
And the environment should be kept clean and fair.
So, let’s remember, as we watch the game,
That ethics is more than just a name.
It’s a way of life, a way of being,
And it’s something we should all be seeing.
For when we play with ethics in mind,
We create a world that is truly kind.
A world where fairness and justice reign,
And where football is more than just a game.
So, let’s play with heart, let’s play with soul,
And let’s remember that ethics make us whole.
For when we play with morals in our heart,
We create a world that is truly smart.
The text was created with the help of AI and then received the necessary personal finishing touches.
My name is Bernd Scharbert and I write about experiences that can be transferred from football to business life. If you are interested, feel free to follow #fussballmeetsbusiness at LinkedIn