- Jun 11, 2011
Ok great, so we both agree we have people engaging in homophobic behaviour in a homophobic country.1) I believe the answer to be Yes Qatar does have such laws and a very likely the long tradition of discrimination that goes along with it.
'When in Rome'
Indeed.2) No, I don’t think so. I believe we are underestimating the magnitude of homophobia in some segments of Western society, specially in football... The Qatari regime being what it is and acting in this way (banning rainbow flags..) probably gives the bigots around the world some validation for their homophobic views, but it is from far being the main issue.
Fifa are cn’ts but UEFA wasn't that brave either last summer.
Bingo.I dont know if people are blaming Qatar for the homophobic chants as much as saying that its kind of a safespace for homophobes (in the fandoms of all national sides) to express themselves more openly with less fear of some sort of repercussion.