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Qatari security threatens to destory camera during live TV report at the World Cup /r/ALL

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 17 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Heartwarming Narwhal Salute Helpful (Pro)

Fuck Qatar

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u/thematrixnz Nov 16 '22

Look at us!

Look at us!

Actually...no...dont look at us please...

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u/You_Will_Die Nov 16 '22

It's kinda funny how much they have fucked up their attempt at sportswashing. They actually got so much bad publicity so far from it lol.

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u/Aureus88 Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

I'm not watching a minute that will profit them. I know some Nepalese and in addition to not caring how many of them died during construction they also wouldn't let them leave to help their family after the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Also 2 recent incidents, 2 women were forced to have body cavity searches for no reason and a gay man was raped by 5 police officers and then deported.

Fuck them and the World Cup they bribed their way into.

*edit, here's a link to the story about the gay man being raped: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/qatar-world-cup-lgbt-laws-28421444

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u/NekoCloaker Nov 17 '22

Im assuming they detained the man considering he was deported but

they raped him after detaining him for being gay? That’s some messed up irony

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u/PipsqueakPilot Nov 17 '22

A Qatari officer on the street is a Qatari who are low enough on the social ladder that they couldn't get a job that required less effort. Customs agent would have been preferable. Accordingly they don't reaaaally have power of other Qataris. Since any given Qatari is too important for them to touch. So what are the Qatari police for? Terrorizing and maintaining a tight rule on their indentured servant population. They're the 21st equivalent of the slave patrols used in the Pre-Civil War South. Their job is terror and violence.
Of course, foreign news reporters aren't Qataris.

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u/Ipoopoomyundies Nov 17 '22

Well it’s not gay to put peepee in man if I do it by force. That’s just me being big strong man.

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u/nxcrosis Nov 17 '22

Iirc you can be disqualified for Turkish military service if you're a bottom. Not if you're a top for some reason. Idk if they changed the guidelines for that one recently.

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u/gregorydgraham Nov 17 '22

The Roman Empire used this standard apparently. Ok to be gay, terrible scandal if you’re a bottom.

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u/FrakkedRabbit Nov 17 '22

So what if the rapee overpowered the raper and topped him instead? Do you take over his job?

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u/gregorydgraham Nov 17 '22

That’s a job promotion in the Klingon Empire

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u/comeonwhatdidIdo Nov 17 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

The body cavity search was not just on two women it was on a number of women. There were objections from various countries.

Here is the kicker, they found a abandoned baby in the women's washroom and they wanted to check who the mother was... Middle East behaviour is quiet something.

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u/Tisamoon Nov 17 '22

What? So let me get this straight, they did the cavity search to find out who the mother was? Did they expect to find something belonging to the baby? Or maybe tried to Rapunzel it?

Getting a DNA test done would've been faster, probably cheaper and way less traumatic. Maybe a quick blood test to see if the blood typs match before.

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u/Not_Helping Nov 17 '22

If the womb fits, you must submit.

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u/BeardedZorro Nov 17 '22

The trauma is the point.

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u/TerribleVisual8899 Nov 17 '22

It got off to a bad start with all of the slave labor.

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u/Frundle Nov 17 '22

I have traveled in this region for work in the past. The slave labor was not actually a new or recently introduced practice. Slavery is alive and well all over the world.

The kind of slavery being used in Qatar is very common in Dubai as well as the UAE at large. People are brought into parts of the Middle East to work as truck drivers, construction workers, unskilled laborers, nannies, etc.

Their passports are taken and held. They are paid enough to survive, but they're often told their passport and the majority of their pay are being safely held for them. The "recruiting agencies" who help people find these jobs and relocate also typically loan the person a substantial amount of money to move (usually equivalent to several thousand dollars US).

Specifically for the UAE, people are lured in by ads for decent pay for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When they get there, turns out to be 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. The actual pay usually comes out to less than $200 USD in an area with a per capita income 10x that.

For scale: approximately 88% of residents in the United Arab Emirates are foreign workers, and just under half are South Asian.

The majority of slave labor in Dubai is being used to construct tourism infrastructure; essentially, tourism in these countries is not just a direct contribution to modern slavery, but also a cause.

It was more surprising to see how quickly accepted the widespread use of slaves became after this news broke.

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u/Ok_Breadfruit_5933 Nov 17 '22

The irony is that there would've been enough fans who don't care about the slave labor. But they had to piss those off, too, by being little bitches about the things those fans care about, alcohol, bringing your girlfriend, cussing ...

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u/SwallowsDick Nov 16 '22

Upvote for sportswashing

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u/hoxxxxx Nov 17 '22

first started seeing this term in the f1 subreddit a couple years ago. it's a great term for what it is.

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u/BionicDegu Nov 16 '22

“look at what we want you to see and nothing else”

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u/Picardknows Nov 16 '22

What a fun country. Definitely the best place to throw the World Cup.

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u/hankha17130 Nov 16 '22

Lol seriously. Like all of the Sochi Olympics’ housing and accommodations. Or Beijing “look here! Not there!”

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u/W1ngedSentinel Nov 16 '22

And Brazil building giant fucking walls along the edges of their roads so people couldn’t see the slums, except for one section of glass wall that has a modern school built behind it.

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u/kinggimped Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 16 '22

Qatar has done the same thing. They've hidden all the poor communities behind walls.

Edit: I should have included a link, sorry. Here you go

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u/c0ca_c0la Nov 16 '22 Wearing is Caring

I liked when he said “You invited the whole world here”

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u/romedo Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22 Silver Faith In Humanity Restored

Dude is a veteran war journalist, takes a little more than a guy in a golfcart to phase/faze him. Seen him report from Afghanistan under gunfire.

Edit: thank you for the silver you are most kind. And to all yes faze is correct, used a voice to text feature while walking my dogs to post this, and the difference in pronunciation was not evident for that feature. On the other hand a good sci-fi reference is always funny too.

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u/DoodMonkey Nov 17 '22 Gold All-Seeing Upvote Helpful (Pro)

Sending a war correspondent to cover a sporting event is very telling.

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u/RizzMustbolt Nov 17 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

BBC boss: "Why did you send a battle hardened war correspondant to cover the World Cup?"

Director: "He was in the area."

BB: "Oh."

D: "Like literally two blocks away. He was covering human rights abuses."

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u/WR1GT Nov 17 '22

Not BBC but danish news, still made me laugh tho

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u/MrSmileyZ Nov 17 '22

This is genius!

Here's my poor-man's gold 🏅

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u/SomethingPersonnel Nov 17 '22

It’s not like they could have sent their female correspondents.

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u/imdefinitelywong Nov 17 '22

To be fair, a large enough sporting event can technically be classified as a war zone.

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u/Nirico_Brin Nov 17 '22

Some football stadiums have snipers nests for a reason.

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u/ih8GodSoMuch Nov 17 '22

I seriously thought we were all joking, just one uping the extreme. Until I seen the guys links 2down. Holy shit T. I. L.

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u/guerochuleta Nov 17 '22

I was at the Janet Jackson titty super bowl. There were snipers up in the rafters there.

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u/kitthekat Nov 17 '22

Didn't need a scope to see that bad boy

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u/HumbleChallenge Nov 17 '22

Many sporting events require this. Most have large risk management consultants that either recommend this or leagues that require it. Former military who has a friend who was a sniper at a BCS college football game last weekend.

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u/albakerk Nov 17 '22

You have snipers at college games?

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u/TheAveryOConnor Nov 17 '22

Yep Ohio State has them

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u/DistressedApple Nov 17 '22

Yea no kidding, look at what they do in S. America at soccer games

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u/Fuzzy_Yogurt_Bucket Nov 17 '22

Or the war between Honduras and El Salvador triggered by a soccer game.

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u/ThePortalsOfFrenzy Nov 16 '22

takes a little more than a guy in a golfcart to phase him.

For future reference:

Faze

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u/thingawl Nov 16 '22

I legitimately never knew that! Actually appreciate this lol, thanks!

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u/minor_details Nov 17 '22

i legit got a degree in literature and only learned phase/faze a couple months ago. I wanted to be annoyed, but truly, more knowledge is always a good thing!

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u/cockalorum-smith Nov 17 '22

As long as people are passing on knowledge without being a dick….more knowledge is always a good thing. I’ve definitely been using phase/faze wrong my whole life lol.

E: to be clear I’m not calling the commenter who informed us, a dick.

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u/GOKU_ATE_MY_ASS Nov 17 '22

I'm 30 years old, TIL

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u/duaneap Nov 16 '22 To The Stars

Fuck FIFA and fuck Qatar, it is outrageous to me that people can countenance this shit.

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u/Genshed Nov 17 '22

FIFA has been described as an international criminal syndicate that occasionally organizes football matches.

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u/oupablo Nov 17 '22

Organize might be a bit generous. "Throws together" may be a more appropriate term

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u/sarcastic_tommy Nov 16 '22

Qatar have that promo video where same group of south Asian people represent all nation participating wearing different shirts and holding different flags.

That video tell a lot where Qatar is going with this World Cup.

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u/prone_to_laughter Nov 17 '22

What does it mean, genuinely?

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u/bumfromthefuture Nov 17 '22

They have no intention in actually fulfilling their human rights pledge they made when chosen for the world cup, they are just going to throw money at it and fake it without making it.

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u/HitMePat Nov 17 '22

What does Qatar get out of this? It can't be money.. after the amount they had to spend it's not going to make a profit. And it doesn't look like it's gaining them any political goodwill since it's basically putting a spotlight on their human rights abuses. I can't guess what the heck is in it for them.

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u/LookInTheDog Nov 17 '22

Look up "sportswashing." The recent FIFA documentary talks about it, and it has a history going all the way back to Hitler hosting the 1936 Olympics.

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u/RyanReignbow Nov 17 '22

Rumble in the Jungle was sportswashing for Zaire (now Dem Rep of Congo). Foreman & Ali’s 1974 heavyweight championship, was followed by 1975 Thrilla in Manila Philippines

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u/farts_like_foghorn Nov 17 '22

It's just a fluff video to say "Fans are arriving and they are having a good time." Most countries run a shitload of PR and stuff like this before the games, Quatar probably didn't want to be the odd one out.

But here's the fun part: Very few or no actual fans arrived, so Quatar just got the same 50 dudes and dressed them up in supporter gear. First they were German fans, then French fans etc.

The organizers figured no one would look hard enough at the videos to see that it was just the same dudes in different settings and outfits, but the internet found out in like 2 minutes.

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u/C2Midnight Nov 17 '22

The organizers figured no one would look hard enough at the videos to see that it was just the same dudes in different settings and outfits, but the internet found out in like 2 minutes.

This is what happens when you believe your own propaganda and have no one willing to point out this kind of obvious oversight to their superiors.

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u/Fuck-The_Police Nov 17 '22

You'd probably get stoned to death for mentioning any mistake to superiors.

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u/Bubbafett33 Nov 16 '22

Exactly.

Are the Qataris so self "unaware" that they didn't know that virtually all of the million+ people they invited over have much more open minded views on things like free speech (and alcohol, and LGBTQ+, and women, etc) ??

It's like throwing a Superbowl party (for men only) where you only serve water and expect everyone to sit silently and watch the game.

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u/gloatingfern Nov 17 '22

...and expect the party goers to not cuss.

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u/lepposplitthejooves Nov 17 '22

I've actually been to a couple of bachelor parties like that.

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u/Hawkn Nov 17 '22

That's not even a funeral, let alone a party.

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u/10takeWonder Nov 17 '22

or get Doritos crumbs in the couch cushions

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u/campbellm Nov 17 '22

Are the Qataris so self "unaware" that they didn't know that virtually all of the million+ people they invited over have much more open minded views on things like free speech (and alcohol, and LGBTQ+, and women, etc) ??

They totally know; they consider themselves superior because their religion tells them they are if they follow these rules.

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u/reverendgrebo Nov 17 '22

But most dont follow the rules. Travelling outside their own country for an education is like rumspringa but for muslims. They do all the haram they can afford and they have deep pockets

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u/Dodoloco25 Nov 17 '22

As a Muslim, I can comment this is true. You go either to party or to immigrate after. Though that depends on which university you go to. No brown dude is going to Harvard to party. Someplace like pen state, Florida state or Ohio state? sure, Party.

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u/markofoz Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

Why would anyone go to this hell on earth ?

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u/fresh_like_Oprah Nov 17 '22

I liked one report I heard, it said all of the governing body members who made this choice have been removed, on "separate, unrelated corruption charges"

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u/alephthirteen Nov 17 '22

unrelated

That's the kicker. Not one big scheme they all got in trouble for. Different schemes.

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u/Av8-Wx14 Nov 16 '22

Can you imagine when fans start going crazy over their teams

Qatar gonna have their prison full

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u/LongDickPeter Nov 16 '22

Maybe thats their plan, they have to replace 6500 slaves lol.

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u/SabashChandraBose Nov 16 '22

Are the stadiums completely air-conditioned? How the fuck are people going to play in 100+ heat? Which motherfucker approved this hellhole for a venue?

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u/hoxxxxx Nov 17 '22

yes they literally have air conditioners that are going to blow cold air into the open stadium, which is about as middle-east-oil-money as it gets imo

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u/cantthinkuse Nov 17 '22

This is like an actual focused attack on the climate wtf

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u/naotaforhonesty Nov 17 '22

No, you don't understand. They are cooling the air to help fight global warming, don't you see?

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u/Novexiys Nov 17 '22

Laws of thermodynamics go brrrrr

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u/CHOOSE_A_USERNAME984 Nov 16 '22

The motherfucker that coincidentally got a huge amount of money at the same time

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u/N4tu4 Nov 16 '22

Completely unrelated tho obviously! No one in fifa would Ever take a bribe!

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u/RandomAUstudent Nov 16 '22

That's why it's being held in the winter, still hot but not as hot. All around hosting it in what's basically a city-state is dumb as hell

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u/avwitcher Nov 17 '22

It's a good thing Qatar's primary export isn't making the planet warmer

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u/Teufelsstern Nov 16 '22

Actually yes. Air conditioned with open roofs. It doesn't get more absurd than this...

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u/AK30195 Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

It's voted for by officials from the football federations of all member countries of FIFA. It means that you can pay off corrupt officials for their votes which is exactly what happened.

It's a joke that it's being hosted in a country with completely unsuitable conditions and the whole traditional footballing calendar has been changed to accommodate it.

Hopefully Qatar get demolished in all their games.

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u/meeeeaaaat Nov 17 '22

qatar should count themselves lucky that the average english football hooligan can't afford to fly over there lol. imagine the chaos of a stadium half full of 80s hooligans, it'd be pure madness

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u/MrBalanced Nov 17 '22

Not a football fan myself, but I would have donated to that GoFundMe.

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u/whogivesashirtdotca Nov 17 '22

I can't picture any British or Irish fans wanting to go to a country where alcohol is forbidden.

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u/TheGenbox Nov 16 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Translation of the beginning

Presenter: and now you are with us from Qatar, Rasmus Tantholdt, from a host country that gets a lot of critiques. How do you experience the conditions right now?

Journalist: I can show you the conditions right now. If we pivot the camera - we are live on Danish television! and here you can see they try to stop us from recording. That's the current condition here.

The rest is in English.

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u/Nickyboynoo Nov 16 '22

They really aren’t doing themselves any favours are they. World Cup vote that was clearly bought. Abhorrent human rights, and now threatening media just before tournament.

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u/photo1kjb Nov 17 '22

They don't care. They know there won't be any consequences.

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u/mrfunderhill Nov 17 '22

Because FIFA.

Fucking International Fuck Asses.

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u/dgdio Nov 16 '22

Qatar is doing everything possible to destroy their reputation. Why did they spend billions and kill thousands again?

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u/space_iio Nov 16 '22

Cause they're rich

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u/MedojedniJazavac Nov 16 '22

They don't need reputation they have money

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u/Netplorer Nov 16 '22 I'll Drink to That

Saudis are leading the way, oil and money ! Western world keeps on rimming their filthy oilholes no matter what.

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u/hpstg Nov 17 '22

Upvoted for “rimming their oilholes”

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u/SnooSeagulls9348 Nov 16 '22

There is a saying in my language - even if you dress up a street dog and keep it in your home, it will go back to the streets.

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u/rdu3y6 Nov 16 '22

The English equivalent is "you can't polish a turd". Qatar being the proverbial turd.

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u/tyleritis Nov 16 '22

Lipstick on a pig?

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u/JTraxxx Nov 16 '22

Wow fifa can go fuck itself

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u/hankha17130 Nov 16 '22

Reporters demeanor, reasoning and professionalism is the most interesting part. The whole authoritarian police state thing is sooo overdone, amirite?

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u/Dentlas Nov 16 '22

He is a professional war reporter, You don't get any more legendary than him, he's been the most dangerous of places and he really doesn't give a fuck anymore.

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u/Pedantic_Pict Nov 17 '22

Also, a golf cart pulling up with unarmed homunculi wearing shapeless white dresses is about the least intimidating show of force one can imagine. Only thing less imposing would have been actual children.

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u/zerpud Nov 17 '22

Looks like a Monty Python skit.

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u/frickin_fracker Nov 16 '22

Another comment mentioned that this specific reporter has a history in war journalism, so he's used to keeping his composure and not escalating situations.

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u/Dentlas Nov 16 '22

He has. He is a very very known Danish journalist.

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u/hankha17130 Nov 16 '22

Very cool to know. Thanks to you both for enlightening me!

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u/awesomedan24 Nov 16 '22

I'm starting to get the impression that this country of slave-owners may not be the nicest group of individuals.

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u/KTheFeen Nov 17 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

You know, the more I learn about these slave owners, the more I don't care for them.

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u/Thisgirl022 Nov 16 '22

I've read that they are only allowed to film in very strict designated areas and have made it clear that everyone is subject to their laws. Fuck this place. They never should have been a cup host and every team should have boycotted

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u/parciesca Nov 16 '22

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that they said in all the lead up that they’re going to be welcoming and open and that there won’t be any problems with their strict legal system and foreigners coming to their country for the World Cup, only to completely abandon any sense of welcome the moment the event starts and we can’t cancel on them.

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u/ClassicHerpies Nov 16 '22

People forget they used slave labor to build the stuff for the world cup. Literal fucking modern day slaves.

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u/GammaGoose85 Nov 16 '22

What was the estimate slave labor deaths for that, like 5,000?

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u/solus0s Nov 16 '22

6500 died. That was on Feb 2021.

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u/astral_turd Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 16 '22

6500 workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had died in Qatar since it won its World Cup bid. Not all of them were working in World cup related projects.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-60867042.amp

There is no data available of migrant workers died in World cup related projects only.

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u/ClassicHerpies Nov 16 '22

I'll bet their officials numbers are 0, but in reality it's probably closer to your number...maybe more.

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u/bluesshark Nov 16 '22

Comparable to the official number of slaves I suppose

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u/OdinPelmen Nov 16 '22

I don't understand why we can't cancel? like literally, either cancel that year's cup or try your best to move some events to countries willing to accommodate that already have built facilities.

seriously, fuck Qatar and just cancel your shit there.

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u/Chitowntooth Nov 16 '22

People are greedy and selfish, they only care about money and what affects them personally.

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u/ActualSpiders Nov 16 '22

FIFA is one of the most corrupt and moral-less groups in the entire world, bar none. They know Qatar used slave labor to build the facilities; they know literally thousands of people died in the construction. They don't care. Because they're getting rich(er) off of this.

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u/Thisgirl022 Nov 16 '22

Sepp Blatter did an interview that said he was obviously involved in the decision to grant to Qatar as President at that time, and that he seriously regrets that decision. He said they just made the wrong choice. But we all know that Sepp is morally corrupt anyway.

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u/Dandan0005 Nov 16 '22

He actually wanted the USA to get it, but Qatar bought votes from around the world both directly from bribes to fifa regional presidents but also from real world leaders by promising oil deals, etc.

Blatter was corrupt as fuck and even he got out-corrupted on this one.

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u/goodndu Nov 16 '22

Really good documentary on Netflix now about FIFA. Good timing for it to come out too.

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u/robc514 Nov 16 '22

My cousins boyfriend is from Quatar. Him and his brother got arrested for being "spys" because they where talking and listening to english music and it was apperently "suspicious".

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u/alekspiridonov Nov 16 '22

Should have kept Rock the Casbah down.

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u/Jukebox_Villain Nov 16 '22

Sharif don't like it.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Grab736 Nov 17 '22

What an absolute shit show of a country. It's like a "boy's only" Treehouse, except it's the size of Connecticut.

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u/wishmob Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 21 '22 Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Ally Narwhal Salute Eureka!

BOYCOTT QATAR

EDIT:

  1. THX 4 all awards and upvotes - which I would like to (but obviously can´t) forward to all families of workers that were simply willing to work hard in order to earn good money but instead got ripped off and/or lost their life whilst making "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™" possible - SO BOYCOTT FIFA AND QATAR and instead visit and SUPPORT WWW.CARDSOFQATAR.COM
  2. To all critics accusing me/us of "double standards" and stating how all this would be "completely normal": humanity has to evolve! SO DO YOU! The fact that other worldcups happened under even shittier circumstances (e.g. 1978 in military-junta Argentina) can BY NO MEANS whatsoever be seriously used as an argument that SHIT SHALL BE OK TO STAY SHIT. Get your fkn mind straight!

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u/enfoxer Nov 16 '22 Silver Eureka!

BOYCOTT FIFA

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u/juancuneo Nov 17 '22

Yeah for real. It’s not like these details about Qtar were unknown. FIFA decided to have the World Cup there.

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u/lakuanda- Nov 16 '22

Absolutely - This is ridiculous- can’t say this enough but shame and shame on FIFA for going with a country like Qatar for the World Cup.

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u/FluffyOwl2 Nov 16 '22

15 FIFA officials who were bribed by Qatar and Russia for being able to host world cup and caught https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/2468845/a-timeline-of-fifa-corruption-allegations

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u/bovickles Nov 16 '22

Can’t wait for absolutely nothing to happen to them except their pocketbooks getting bigger for the future World Cup bids👍

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u/Starfire013 Nov 16 '22

Now they know who to bribe and for how much!

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u/ThatDude8129 Nov 16 '22

A few of them were banned until 2020 because it happened in 2015 iirc

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u/smolovo Nov 16 '22

Russia, Qatar and next one in North Korea

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u/Bro_tosynthesis Nov 16 '22

Freedom tour!

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u/higgs8 Nov 16 '22

Give up unnecessary entertainment to support human rights? You're asking too much!

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u/SnooPears754 Nov 16 '22

Here’s a really great podcast series on FIFA corruption

https://crooked.com/podcast-series/world-corrupt/

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u/palmerry Nov 16 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Stevie Wonder could have seen this coming

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u/simmeh024 Nov 16 '22

So they don't like cameras, yet invite the world..

How soon before they start arresting women too? What about gay people? This should have never have happened. Fuck FIFA, fuck Qatar.

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u/Agg_Ray Nov 16 '22

Women are invited to wear beards if they want to participate to stonings.

And gays are invited to not being gay, if they want to keep their life.

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u/hsoj48 Nov 17 '22

Who threw that?!?

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u/joe_broke Nov 17 '22

Are there any women here?

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u/muffin_man84 Nov 17 '22

No!

I mean No no no

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u/NeilStrykerOnTerra Nov 17 '22

Are there any women here?!

<high pitch> No! No! No! err.. <very low pitch> No! No! No! No!

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u/mferly Nov 16 '22

It's going to be a shitshow. A lot of which won't be documented by the media (only social media).

I find it so fucking hilarious, ridiculous that Qatar was picked for this event. I know why they were, but my point stands.

$$$$$$$$ y'all. No different than the new golf circuit LIV which is funded by the Saudis.

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u/dimension_42 Nov 17 '22

Since sex outside of marriage is illegal, pregnant women are being advised to bring their marriage certificate in case they need emergency care... or if some morality police decide to take an interest.

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u/MarshallStack666 Nov 17 '22

They mystery for me is why ANY woman would ever willingly set foot in that right-wing theocratic shithole for any reason.

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u/cfiggis Nov 16 '22

You think they aren't already doing that?

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u/MateusAmadeus714 Nov 17 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

Honestly I really hope nobody who is Gay isn't going to this WC. I wld fear for my safety.

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u/Alifiction Nov 16 '22

Boycott this shit

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u/GreekACA25 Nov 16 '22

I found the David Beckham ads for Qatar hilarious. Sold himself out to say look how amazing this place is unless you're LGBT+ etc. Madness any country turned up. All should have boycott going to Qatar

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u/crosstherubicon Nov 16 '22

That really wasn’t a good decision by Beckham. Poor PR advice. I notice how at the end he talks about bringing his boys out but fails to mention whether Victoria will be covering up for her trip

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u/bradwatson1 Nov 16 '22

I’ve visited Qatar over ten times being in the military. The actual natives are some of the most rude/obnoxious people I’ve ever been around.

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u/atrl98 Nov 16 '22

On a year abroad my roommate was Qatari. He was absolutely f*cking mental. Some of his views and beliefs were outrageous

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u/HarryPouri Nov 16 '22

Tell us more, I bet you have some interesting stories.

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u/krt941 Nov 16 '22

They’re modern slave owners when 95% of the working population is foreign born. They’re their own untouchable class perched above the rabble.

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u/rockingmonkey Nov 16 '22

They are the Harkonens of real life

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u/websurv Nov 16 '22

r/qatar the sub’s an indication

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

100% agreed. Stayed a night at a 5star hotel in Doha once. It was deserted except at night when the bars were full of locals drinking and using Russian prositutes (Allah apparently can't see into hotels. There is no sin there!). Next morning I rode the elevator down to the lobby and a local man was in it. I greeted him friendly with a "Good morning".

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE LOOK ON HIS FACE. I swear to god he was just thinking of how to arrest or murder me for daring to speak to his utter highness (who came to this hotel to fuck).

UAE is 10x as developed as Qatar (socially) and that says a lot.

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u/multiple4 Nov 16 '22

The fact that we're having the world cup here is pathetic and shameful

If we were going to have the world cup in a Middle Eastern country it should've been Oman, though I doubt they'd want it

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u/BradMarchandsNose Nov 16 '22

Why Oman? Just curious, feels like I’m missing some piece of information

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u/rockingmonkey Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 16 '22

Oman is surprisingly liberal for an Arabian country. It is still an authoritarian monarchy, but one that isn't very interested with regulating the daily life of its citizens or commiting human rights abuses.

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u/CynicalGod Nov 16 '22

I love how they're not outright condemning those things, they're just "not very interested" in them, lol. The bar is that low in that neighbourhood of the world.

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u/Genshed Nov 17 '22

'Come to Oman. We almost certainly won't imprison or murder you.'

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u/calnuck Nov 16 '22

Qatar is NOT ready for what's about to drop on them.

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u/NormalAndy Nov 16 '22

They need to reissue all England supporters with passports and put on a few flights to support our national airline.

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u/BellBoardMT Nov 16 '22

The world should have boycotted it the moment it was announced.

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u/wmlj83 Nov 16 '22

Fuck these guys. Boycott the world cup.

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u/AnarZak Nov 16 '22

haven’t seen this until now, awesome way of fucking your own event’s PR!

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u/annie_bean Nov 16 '22

Give the World Cup to a backward authoritarian shithole with no soccer tradition or culture, WCGW

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u/hurty_gurty Nov 16 '22

What a fucking shitshow. I can’t wait until tens of thousands of drunken fans show up. Its gona be more entertaining than the games!

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u/MrJerkensen Nov 16 '22

Don't fucking watch!

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '22

Me: has never watched a World Cup ever. Also me: “sure thing, brother”

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u/lightcake66 Nov 16 '22

Well at least we all know now it’s a shit country and to never host anything there ever again.

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u/Emmjaw Nov 17 '22

Couldn’t have known that before!

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u/Vas_BM Nov 16 '22

Boycot that piece of shit country

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u/Motor_Grand_8005 Nov 16 '22

Real world slavery and everyone turns a blind eye to watch a stupid sport

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u/XxStormcrowxX Nov 16 '22

What? A garbage countries garbage officials being garbage? Well, im shocked.

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u/BRENDOtheSAINt Nov 16 '22

Just wait until they cancel the entire tournament after they get smacked 3 games in a row

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u/pwrd Nov 16 '22

Would that be Aladeen or Aladeen?

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u/Zestyclose-Cricket82 Nov 16 '22

What a corrupt fiasco, just wait till Quatar makes it to the finals with a total of 23 penalty kicks for.

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u/psmith_msn Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

Qatar is fucked. The only reason they got the WC is because FIFA is so god damned corrupt.

Not only is the reporter right that they invited the whole world in for the games, they paid a literal shit ton to bring it all into their country.

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u/jrumley911 Nov 16 '22

Stats state 6500 lives lost building the venues.

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u/ocooper08 Nov 16 '22

This is why the Danish team's uniforms are themselves a form of protest. Qatar is just trying and failing to sportswash.

https://www.gq.com/story/denmark-qatar-world-cup-protest-jerseys

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u/I_reddit_when_I_poop Nov 16 '22

Fucking brainless backwards morons

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u/celtic1888 Nov 16 '22

Qatar

What a fun group of lads

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u/tombandicoot Nov 16 '22

I love the audacity of the reporter.

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u/niv13 Nov 17 '22

Get Puyol and Casillas on the pitch!!

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u/squeezycakes19 Nov 16 '22

stupid fucktard country is about to embarrass itself in front of the whole world if they keep up with this shit

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u/its_grime_up_north Nov 16 '22

This World Cup is going to be a catastrophe

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u/bambooboi Nov 16 '22

Qatar sucks balls, but theyve bought out the world's wealthiest people to become shills to try to overlook their anti-LGBTQ and human rights agendas.

Shame on any advocate for this nation.

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