Just when you think it couldn't get any worse for FIFA amid an FBI Investigation into widespread corruption in football's governing body, the latest news from the box office in America won't put a smile on their faces.
The new movie governing the history of FIFA called "United Passions" of which FIFA was a big stakeholder in the production of has been named as the worst performing movie in US Box Office history.
To emphasise how bad it performed, the movie had a £17 m budget, mostly paid by the governing body, but managed to rake in just $918 in ten cinemas across North America. As a result, the film has been pulled from cinemas by it's distributor.
It's no surprise that the movie has performed so badly after the huge amount of negative press that it has garnered. Tim Roth, who plays Sepp Blatter has said he only did it to get out of a financial hole and if his dad had known if his son would play Blatter that he would be "turning in his grave".
That isn't as bad as the film's director calling it "a disaster". Frederic Auburtin said that things started going wrong when FIFA started taking over, and the edits at the end turned it into a largely pro-FIFA movie. Auburtin said that he started to strike a balance between (via Hollywood Reporter):
a Disney propaganda film [and] a Costa-Gavras/Michael Moore movie, Now I'm seen as bad as the guy who brought AIDS to Africa or the guy who caused the financial crisis. My name is all over [this mess], and apparently I am a propaganda guy making films for corrupt people.