I'm sure there are all sorts of reasons for Brazilians to go on the rampage but if one of them is to protest against the bizarre amounts of money being spent on mounting Sepp Blatter's international circus then please allow me to throw a symbolic rock in sympathy! As Tim Worstall points out drily, 'the Graun' (and the BBC) cannot bring itself to admit that the riots are aimed at a centre-Left government run by an ex-Marxist - such lèse-majesté!
Still, talking of majesty, "Oh bliss 'will it be' in that dawn to be alive" when King-Emperor Blatter is given a right good kicking! If the people of Brazil, perhaps the greatest 'footie' fanatics in the world, can bring themselves to burn down all their corruptly-built and eye-wateringly expensive stadia so that the world cup venues are reduced to rubble, it might just provoke the Russian people, already irritable with the winter olympics venue in their country, to emulate their Latin bravado in 2018. Just think, if we could get Blatter and Putin with one good uprising who would say no?