Morgan Freeman received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 2009 for his performance as President Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. There he played a sports enthusiast who felt that South Africa could be reunited through rugby and the World Cup. The actor must have taken the role to heart because he and former President Bill Clinton are currently trying to bring the 2022 World Cup to the U.S.
Freeman and Clinton represented the United States as they tried to appeal to World Cup officials by stating it would be a “revenue-rich tournament in an ethnically diverse nation.” Diversity was the key word they used in their presentation. They had some serious competition coming from all over the world including Australia, Qatar, and of course England.
Ironically both Australia and the U.S. fell back on star power to promote their agenda. The U.S. had Freeman and Australia brought in model Elle McPherson. The land down under also stressed, you guessed it, “diversity.” Everybody wants a piece of the most watched sports tournament in the world. Who do you think will get it?
Do you think the U.S should get the World Cup? Who should host the event next?