so you expect them to give up their beliefs to please others? I am in no way saying that Qatar should not be questions, for the purpose of revealing the truth, about important matters such as immigrant workers losing their lives in the process. However, to come here and say Qatar should bin all their beliefs and laws to satisfy others is just wrong.
we kept hearing criticism every now and then in the build up for the world cup, but when did it all escalate? It escalated when LGBT community were asked to respect the laws of the country. The whole world erupted!
i don’t want to resolve world issues in this forum, but why don’t we see similar reactions from the global community when innocent people are shot dead, pushed out of their homes, in Palestine?
for those who keep saying human rights are not subjective, they need to have a reality check.
I just hate the fact that some people want this world cup to be about anything but football.
Thing is, and this is crucial, no one’s ‘telling qatar to change their beliefs’…
People are up in arms because wearing an armband has been censored AFTER THE FACT. Wearing a rainbow t shirt has been censored after the fact. As with the timing of the fecking tournament itself - the qatar government WENT BACK ON WHAT THEY SAID.
Gay people aren’t up in arms because they want to start fecking in the streets of qatar - rather, people of all persuasions are up in arms because of the cowardly censorship of a pathetic, corrupt regime.
It isn’t the wider football World that’s initially made this about anything other than football, it’s the qatar government and FIFA!
If it was ‘just as about football’, as you’re saying it should be, then the stance would be, ‘Sure, come along, wear rainbow patterns if you want, wear armbands - WE DON’T CARE AS LONG AS THE FOOTBALL’S HERE’.
But that’s not what’s happened.
It’s not gay people, or migrant workers or oppressed women who’ve made this WC about ‘things other than football’ - it’s qatar and fifa.
Direct your ire at them - not at the people they’re oppressing or trying to censor.