‘Political’ football players are being asked to ‘boycott the World Cup!’ Premier stars have been urged to take action in Qatar.
After spending “all summer being political,” footballers have been asked to boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
England footballers took a knee during Euro 2020 to send a message of support for social change. However, the gesture was met with booing from some and praise from others.
However, as Gareth Southgate’s team prepares to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they have been asked to boycott the tournament, with one political pundit suggesting that the country is becoming a “bridge” for the Taliban.
“Footballers: you spent the entire summer being political,” former MEP Martin Daubney tweeted.
“Isn’t it time you boycotted the World Cup in Qatar?”
“1. Corruption in the provision of WC.
“2. Slave migrant workers who died while constructing stadiums.
“3. Qatar is now ‘the bridge’ to the Taliban, an Islamist murder cult.”
The remark drew a lot of attention on social media.
“Right on!” exclaimed one. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while.
“If Qatar controls the Taliban’s money strings, they should assure the safety and pay for the extraction of Afghans whom Britain has abandoned.”
The remarks came as the BBC revealed that Qatar is profiting from the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
No one has been able to leave from Afghanistan without Qatari assistance, according to Dina Esfandiary, a senior adviser at the International Crisis Group, a research organization that monitors global conflict.
“No big evacuation effort out of Afghanistan has been possible without the involvement of a Qatari in some way,” she claimed.
“Afghanistan and the Taliban will be a huge success for [Qatar], not only because it will demonstrate that they can arbitrate with the Taliban, but also because it would establish them as a serious player among the Western countries involved.”
Qatar’s Foreign Minister spokesperson, Lolwah Alkhater, said earlier this month that the country “continues to be a trusted mediator in this crisis.”
This isn’t the first time Qatar’s bid for the 2022 World Cup has been slammed.
Thousands of migrant laborers have perished in Qatar since they were given the Fifa-approved golden ticket, according to the Guardian.
According to a media report, over 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka died since 2010.
“The mortality rate among these localities is within the expected range for the size and demography of the population,” Qatar said.
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