The president of Fimalac, Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere calls for a replay. Fimalac is better known through its influential subsidiary, Fitch Ratings which assesses financial risk management by assigning company ratings.
" In accepting a win by cheating, France is permanently compromising its reputation and its image abroad. It will not be easy to soften the severity of the comments that we are currently hearing. So much the more so because we have the reputation as "lesson givers" the world over. In the national context, how will parents, educators, and teachers be able to tell their students not to cheat when the captain and coach of the French national team do it? "
Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere
I wonder what rating he would give FIFA? A possible D in integrity. And an F for innovation. Since company business is affected by such ratings, how about we introduce similar ratings for organizations like FIFA and the IOC?