Now, to earn this series of promotions and FUT Coins endorsements, how often do you think Gorbachev stuck his hand up for perestroika (restructuring), glasnost (openness) and demokratizatsiya (democratisation)? Not much, one imagines. A cynic might think that when the Politburo were discussing sending the army in, Comrade Gorbachev either concurred, or said nothing. And then, he got into power, in changing times, and did what was necessary to avoid economic catastrophe. It makes him a smart politician, but perhaps not quite the reforming angel he is painted.
And it's the same with Infantino. He walked football's corridors of power at a time we now know the game was bent, rubbed shoulders with men we now know were crooks and unless he was deaf or stupid must have heard gossip about topics that are now subject to criminal proceedings.
And yet his professional advancement continued. How often in Cheap FIFA Coins that time do you think he spoke out about reform, corruption and corporate greed? His biggest ideas involve expanding tournaments to win votes and delivering more power and wealth to the most powerful and wealthy.
Vitaly Mutko (third from left) and Gianni Infantino (third from right) at the draw on FridayA country that ran a state-subsidised doping programme and will be banned from two Olympics will host the first World Cup of his presidency; and one with a dismal human rights record, terrorist pals and a seemingly bottomless pit of corrupt cash hand-outs will host his second.