The FIFA World Cup 2022 will begin on 20 November in Qatar. It will be the 22nd edition of this prestigious tournament. All teams have been preparing for this tournament already. France will kick off this tournament as the defending champions. However, before this World Cup, many teams like Denmark and Australia openly talked about the human rights issue in Qatar.
On the other hand, the United States of America football team launched an initiative. It stated that Qatar need to do more about its social situation. Now ahead of this tournament’s kick-off, FIFA president Gianni Infantino gave an explosive press conference. He came up with some explosive remarks that made the video viral among fans.
Here is the shared video:
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at news conference in Doha: “Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker” pic.twitter.com/GozWBXd1Fd
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“Europe should be apologising for the next 3,000 years” – FIFA President Gianni Infantino
During the press conference, Gianni Infantino said that Europeans had no right to teach morals to the world. He said: “I think for what we Europeans have been doing for 3,000 years around the world, we should be apologising for the next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons to people.”
“Today I have very strong feelings. Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker. Of course, I’m not Qatari, I’m not Arab, I’m not African, not gay, not disabled, not really a migrant worker.” Infantino added.
“I feel like them because I know what it means to be discriminated, as a foreigner in a foreign country, as a child at school I was bullied as I had red hair & freckles. Of course, there are things that don’t work [in Qatar] and need to be addressed. But this moral lesson giving, one-sided, it is just hypocrisy.” Gianni Infantino concluded. However, some players like Denmark’s Christian Eriksen and Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes had expressed their disappointment at the Arab country for hosting the World Cup.