What is the free market position when a private company like FIFA strikes a deal with a government like South Africa to infringe the rights of citizens in taxpayer funded stadiums?
Put to one side the idea that governments should not exist in the first place. Does FIFA have a contractual right to do as it pleases in stadiums it has hired from the government, even though these stadiums are taxpayer funded, and theoretically owned by all SA citizens.
Can FIFA suspend your right to say what you want, buy and sell as you see fit, wear what you please, eat and drink whatever you desire, just because it has a contract for a place for a period?
Is it entitled to say, “Don’t come if you don’t like our rules”? Is government entitled to sign away our rights on our behalf?
Is this just another case of the “tough shit” principle?