World Cup: Let’s get ethical
It’s boring to pick the favourites and its so passé to go for Brazil – but there might be an alternative.
The World Development Movement has created a site that ranks a team against 10 poverty and human rights criteria. Weighing up things like aid generosity, contribution to climate change, hunger and military spending, it gives ethically minded people a decent reason to support a team.
Unsurprisingly, North Korea comes out worst (although I doubt they will last longer in the competition than England), while Ghana are the most supportable. The website also reveals that it takes John Terry just 10 minutes to earn the same as a Nigerian person does in a year (a stat that even John Motson would find hard to fathom).
Check it out at whoshouldicheerfor.com
Picture: Getty ImagesTagged in: john terry, north korea
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter