F-Off from FIFA
Money talks, we know it does, but sometimes it shouts loud homophobic crap in your face. Take the decision yesterday evening made by FIFA. The governing body of the beautiful game has, in its widsom, decided that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.
Fancy flying over to see Ireland maybe get through to the quarter-finals, if we maybe qualify? If so, be prepared for five years in prison after some flogging, such is the punishment for homosexuality in the Muslim country. Puts “going on the lash” in a new light.
You may be thinking that they wouldn’t put a foreigner on the stand, sure aren’t us Irish loved everywhere, and that’s true in a lot of Muslim countries. Qatar, however, doesn’t give a toss, they have lots of money so don’t need to kowtow to the whims of western democracy. Homosexuality, lesbianism and transsexuality are all punishable by Sharia Law.
So, yeah, thanks FIFA.
Soccer is immersed with racism and bigotry, and, although, they’ve worked hard to rid the terraces of racial slurs, queers are fair game. There have been some weak overtures by FIFA, but nothing concrete, nothing worthwhile and this just adds potential injury to the insult.
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