“As we speak, I really feel Qatari, Arab, African, gay, … / Mondial 2022 / FIFA / SOFOOT.com

At 30 hours from the primary assembly of this 2022 World Cup, Gianni Infantino grabbed the microphone to say all of the unhealthy issues he thought concerning the criticisms manufactured from the Qatari group and underline the hypocrisy of the Europeans. And that is methods to appease the world earlier than an occasion that’s meant to be unifying.

Occupation of unhealthy religion.

Bored with the incessant criticism across the group of the World Cup in Qatar, Gianni Infantino raised the protect this Saturday throughout an informal press convention. “Let’s put apart these controversies and speak right this moment about soccerfirst launched the FIFA President earlier than launching into an extended tirade. As we speak I really feel Qatari, right this moment I really feel Arab, right this moment I really feel African, right this moment I really feel homosexual, right this moment I really feel disabled, right this moment I really feel like a employee migrant. (He’ll add to really feel like a girl a bit of later, Ed.) And why all this resentment? As a result of all the pieces brings me again to my private story. I’m a son of immigrant staff. My mother and father labored laborious in troublesome circumstances, not in Qatar, however in Switzerland. I keep in mind them very properly, the rights that the employees had or didn’t have. I keep in mind very properly how they had been handled once they had been searching for work, to cross borders. In Doha, I went to see the lodging of those staff. It made me consider my childhood and I mentioned that it was unacceptable, that it needed to be modified. And that is what Qatar did, they progressed. » To materialize the progress made or in progress, the FIFA President introduced three measures: the opening in Qatar of a everlasting workplace devoted to migrant staff, monetary compensation for any employee who’s the sufferer of an accident or disadvantaged of wage and establishing a FIFA legacy for staff.

“And as Europeans, with what we’ve carried out for the final 3000 years, it’s as much as us to apologize for the subsequent 3000 years. »

The Doha resident then denounced ” hypocrisy ” Western international locations, particularly European ones. “It isn’t straightforward to learn criticism on daily basis about choices made 12 years in the past. Doha is prepared, Qatar is prepared. It is going to be the most effective World Cup in historical past. We’ll give attention to soccer as a result of that is what folks needadvances Infantino. What saddened me had been all of the ethical classes given by the Western world. And as Europeans, with what we’ve carried out for the final 3000 years, it’s as much as us to apologize for the subsequent 3000 years. » An instance ? The concern for a lot of societies of the reception reserved for LGBTQI+. “I spoke about this theme with the best administration of this nation. They confirmed to me that everybody is welcome. If anybody right here says in any other case, they do not share the opinion of this nation or of FIFA. Actually, legal guidelines exist as in lots of international locations. They existed in Switzerland in 1954 when the World Cup was organized there. However, as with the employees, it is concerning the procedures. Do you like to remain at residence and criticize these Arabs the place being homosexual will not be allowed? It is a path to be taken. I typically give the instance of the vote given to ladies. In sure cantons in Switzerland, sure ladies had this proper within the Nineteen Nineties. It was about mentalities, a couple of years in the past in Europe. All I ask of you is to defend good causes by means of dialogue. We’re organizing a World Cup, not a warfare. » For him, these remarks additionally maintain a background of racism, as was the case with the topic of the alleged false supporters. “These Indians should not be supporting the England workforce? That is racism in its purest sensenotes Infantino. Everybody ought to have the precise to assist the workforce they need. »

Lastly, to bounce again on the newest “scandal” to this point, particularly the ban on the sale of alcohol across the stadiums, the Swiss chief most popular to make use of irony: “If that was the largest downside for this World Cup, I’d have signed immediately and I may have gone to the seaside till December 18. All choices are joint between Qatar and FIFA, mentioned and debated. I do not know what number of fan zones there are the place there shall be alcohol, however 100,000 folks can concurrently purchase alcohol in Doha. So if for 3 hours a day you may’t drink alcohol, you may survive. Particularly since in lots of international locations, resembling Spain or France, it’s not potential to drink alcohol in stadiums both. » We all know it: many individuals have already toasted for this World Cup to see the sunshine of day.
By Mathieu Rollinger, in Doha


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