FIFA World Cup: Infantino comes out with flaming guns and some bullets from India | Football news
So to speak, the football version of the refugee crisis in Europe, where African caravans were turned back by the First World, is playing out in Europe. World Cup here in Cata. Among the many exposures and investigations carried out by Western media outlets was the ‘reveal’ that the Qatari authorities had hired ‘paid fans’ to show support for the team, and thus depicts a healthy fanbase as the World Cup begins. close off.
The tacit assumption, mainly from the white world that it was because the fans didn’t look like them, or the European teams that they greeted them with song and dance and therefore couldn’t be real, was not accepted with The large mining population from South Asia forms the bulk of the workforce here in Qatar.
But is it politicized by the masters of the sport here the day before the most controversial FIFA World Cup begins, to show that what is turning into a personal battle? between the European media and FIFA about hosting the FIFA World Cup. Big event in a discriminatory regime like that of Qatar?
On Saturday, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino. Let’s look inside before pointing at the rest of the world first. “We were taught many lessons, from Europeans from western world. I am European. What Europe has done to the world in the last 3000 years, they should apologize in the next 3000 years. It is hypocritical to give this one-sided moral lesson,” he said.
“Why can’t a fan who looks Indian but not English support an English, Spanish or French team? This is racism, this is total discrimination. race,” he said, “I think he can cheer for whoever he wants to. This is what people want. Tolerance starts with ourselves first and we shouldn’t sow hatred. rampage.”
It was a fine line that Infantino walked. After all, he started by saying that he had nothing to do with awarding the tournament to Qatar in 2010. “I wasn’t there. In fact, I was known as a critic of FIFA back in the day. there,” said the former player. UEFA boss. However, he seems to have prepared well for this meeting, having selected his arguments very well. The Western media cannot deny the accusations that have been made, the excuse of ‘Oh, that may be true, but that’s not the point here’ seems weak, especially when one of them chooses to show them the mirror. On the threshold of an unchallenged third term, Infantino was then summoning the symbolic support of his founding partners – especially India – and his own roots in the son of an Italian emigrant in Switzerland, to address issues of migrant workers, compensation for risks, LGBT rights to remove the media.
“I’ve been very quiet for the past few months. Mostly, I work behind the scenes, watching what’s going on, trying to do my best with the team. But I have very strong feelings. Today, I feel Qatari, I feel Arab. Today, I feel African, Today, I feel gay. Today, I feel like an import worker. reside.”
One could say, one could say, that Infantino took it all on his own. Predictably, the subject matter infuriated him, a European media no doubt, if not outright complacent, took it personally as well. Even as he was ripping them off, Twitter was raging with his comments being posted and the reactions to them appearing in droves. They were still pouring in when we started printing.
“And I feel all this because I’ve seen things, been told things. I don’t read because (then) I’ll be depressed.”
Of course, how you take on Infantino outbursts depends on which side you’re on. Expect him to be cut by the mostly important English media on Sunday, that he just parrots what Qatar wants him to do. Someone even asked him if Britain should take on Iran, with all its current human rights crackdown on Monday. It’s a gimme ball for the FIFA boss. “This is not two modes of playing football. These are two teams playing the game,” he said.
Whatever the true intentions of Infantino’s lengthy counterattack on Saturday – the meeting scheduled to last 45 minutes went on for more than an hour and a half – it offered a glimmer of hope for The stagnant waters of football and the staunch defense of Asia’s Third World migrant workers have practically built this World Cup from scratch.
“We must unite, unite, not ax, divide,” he told the media. “If we look at this refugee situation with hundreds of thousands of men and women who want to work to provide a future for their families back home, then Qatar is providing that opportunity. People from all over the world. growing here and earning 10 times more than at home to help families survive. It’s legal. In Europe, we close our borders and don’t allow them to work. There are illegal workers in Europe live in not the best conditions.”
The press conference is expected to be cornered by a last-minute alcohol ban. “If for three hours a day you can’t drink a beer then you can survive. The same rule applies in France and other countries, but in Qatar it is a problem because this is the case. a Muslim country?”
Regarding Qatar’s discriminatory laws against the LGBTQ community, Infantino said: “At the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the same rules were applied then. It took time to progress to today. Qatar, we have to welcome everyone. We are not the United Nations, or the world police. The only weapon we have is the ball.”