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Offline lovejoy

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The World Cup 2022
« on: September 29, 2022, 11:17:46 AM »
This news story is doing the rounds today and there is fuller coverage in the Times behind the paywall and a podacast. The guy involved was well known here in Haywards Heath Sussex where I live. It is very sad for his family and I guess they are looking to highlight it in order to get some answers.

In the context of the World Cup, this is reason #14,765 why it shouldn't have gone to Qatar (and Russia before).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11260665/British-man-52-hanged-hotel-Doha-tortured-Qatars-secret-police.html

https://shows.acast.com/storiesofourtimes/episodes/death-in-qatar-what-really-happened-to-british-businessman-m

We can all shake our heads about these type of countries hosting the world cup (sportswashing) and then carry on as normal, watch the matches, see the advertising and FIFA will carry on as normal. For me I've had enough, this may well be virtue signally but I'm not going to watch the world cup this time round. I just can't do it.

Offline sid1964

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 12:26:22 PM »
Have either of our 2 owners had any dealings with Qatar?

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2022, 01:07:08 PM »
Almost certainly, I'd have thought.

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2022, 01:57:24 PM »
Horrific country, horrible people, nasty government. No one should do business with them or ever go there for any reason whatsoever.

Offline Pete3206

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 04:52:00 PM »
Has anyone contacted David Beckham for comment?

Offline Somniloquism

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2022, 05:19:42 PM »
Nassef probably has worked with them being as the majority of his businesses were construction companies mainly in Africa and Middle East. He was( is?) involved with Besix who constructed at least one of the Stadiums in Qatar.

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2022, 05:57:30 PM »
I like what Hummel have done with Denmark's lit for this World Cup. I have to say I'm less than enamoured with the idea of watching it but will probably fall into it.

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2022, 06:06:25 PM »
I'll watch it. I like the idea of a winter World Cup and think that USA/Mexico/Canada 2026 should be moved from the summer, too. Summer is for cricket and beer gardens.

In terms of the human rights, it's on BBC and ITV which everyone has anyway. I think a more effective move than not watching would be an organised boycott of FIFA/World Cup sponsors.

https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/commercial/partners

Admittedly it may be difficult to boycott VISA. I could get an AmEx card I suppose.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 06:08:04 PM by cdbearsfan »

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2022, 06:30:08 PM »
I like what Hummel have done with Denmark's lit for this World Cup.

I think it's virtue signalling guff cynically designed to sell more shirts.

Offline Smirker

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2022, 11:22:37 PM »
I'll be watching it.

I agree with everything being said about Qatar and the bid but the time to do anything was about five years ago at least. Me not watching isn't going to make a blind bit of difference and tbh I have a very boring life and this is one of the only things I look forward to.

I would have fully got behind and done what I could to stop the WC being played there but nobody seemed to give a shit until it was too late, so now that it is happening I may as well watch.

Offline astonvilla82

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2022, 12:10:39 AM »
I'll be watching it.

I agree with everything being said about Qatar and the bid but the time to do anything was about five years ago at least. Me not watching isn't going to make a blind bit of difference and tbh I have a very boring life and this is one of the only things I look forward to.

I would have fully got behind and done what I could to stop the WC being played there but nobody seemed to give a shit until it was too late, so now that it is happening I may as well watch.
if governments don't give a shit I don't see why the general public should, same as Russia,if they hadn't invaded the Ukraine the government would still be sucking up to Putin

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2022, 09:54:30 AM »
Someone sent me a picture - which I’ve lost/deleted - of a map showing the distance between all of the venues in Qatar, superimposed over a map of the West Midlands. Essentially, the entire World Cup could fit in between Cannock and Knowle, from north to south, and from the centre of Brum to Dudley, east to west. Would be easier to share the picture than it is for me to explain…..

Edit- and before anyone reminds me that Cannock is in Staffs….

Offline cdbearsfan

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2022, 10:00:57 AM »
Sounds like it's pretty much impossible to get a hotel room without spending several thousand pounds. They are talking about turning cruise ships into floating hotels and having camp sites in the desert. Football fans + 20 lagers + cocaine + desert. What could go wrong?

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2022, 10:18:16 AM »
Sounds like it's pretty much impossible to get a hotel room without spending several thousand pounds. They are talking about turning cruise ships into floating hotels and having camp sites in the desert. Football fans + 20 lagers + cocaine + desert. What could go wrong?

Death by dehydration.

Offline Risso

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Re: World Cup in Qatar
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2022, 10:23:07 AM »
Sounds like it's pretty much impossible to get a hotel room without spending several thousand pounds. They are talking about turning cruise ships into floating hotels and having camp sites in the desert. Football fans + 20 lagers + cocaine + desert. What could go wrong?

I would think that cocaine will be pretty hard to get hold of out there. Good luck to anybody trying to smuggle it in. 20 years in prison is a likely sentence, and if you're a repeat offender, including offences in other countries, the death penalty is a possibility.

 


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