With respect to all of the recent headlines regarding FIFA, Sepp Blatter, and corruption, there are several aspects that don't make sense to me. For instance:
Why does FIFA have the power to conduct trials, issue fines and bans, and otherwise exercise powers that are generally reserved for the judiciary branch of a sovereign government, and from whence does this power over private individuals derive?
How can FIFA ban someone from an entire sport? What does being banned from an entire sport even mean?
If there's such corruption in FIFA, why do football teams allow FIFA to have so much influence over their sport in the first place instead of just looking elsewhere and/or doing their own thing?
Who gave FIFA control of all of football in the first place?
Why is nobody proposing a world where people continue playing football, without FIFA? That seems like such an obvious solution to the corruption issue to me, but I'm guessing in actual fact it's not?
Can someone shed some light upon what's going on, and especially upon the background details about how/why FIFA wields so much influence over an entire sport (and continues to do so, despite such obvious corruption)?