With the results of an investigation showing corruption in FIFA led to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, The Sunday Times have become this year’s favourites to scoop the ‘No Shit, Sherlock’ award for journalism.
The award is given to stories that use investigations, evidence, and concrete proof to end up with a shocking revelation that most people thought was already fact, leading them to say ‘no shit, Sherlock’.
Previous winners of the award include The Daily Telegraph with their discovery in 2009 that MPs were dishonest.
The Sunday Times editor said: “We are proud to be in the running for the ‘No Shit, Sherlock’ award for uncovering there may have been some dodgy payments that led to the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a country that is fatally hot in the summer, wouldn’t allow many of our sponsors, wouldn’t welcome many of our supporters and has never heard of football.
“Although we may have another contender next week when we exclusively reveal the Pope is a catholic.”