The Anonymous Widower

Another World Cup Problem for Qatar

FIFA and the Qatari government have been put on notice about labour conditions in the build up to the World Cup 2022, according to this report on Bloomberg.

The International Trade Union Confederation and Building Workers International urged FIFA and the Qatari government to prove that migrant workers won’t be subject to “inhuman” conditions as the Persian Gulf nation begins to build stadiums in anticipation of the 2022 World Cup.

Do we really want to compete in a World Cup built by exploited labour?

But then our athletes went to Beijing, where human rights are non-existent and there have been two Olympics and two World Cups in the United States, where there is the death penalty.

May 31, 2011 - Posted by | Sport | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I realise I am pedantic. But whoever wrote that article for Bloomsberg should, as a journalist, know that the plural of stadium is NOT stadiums it is stadia!

    Comment by liz | May 31, 2011 | Reply

    • They’re probably American. After all, they can’t spell labour for a start.

      Comment by AnonW | May 31, 2011 | Reply

  2. They probably are. I have occasionally come across people who claim to know “American Latin”. Which doesnt exist, the Roman Empire did not spread as far as US! There are some American writers who have produced poetry which they consider “Neo-Classical”, I have a book of it somewhere, but it isnt a patch on Ovid

    Comment by liz | May 31, 2011 | Reply

    • My father used to write proper Cockney poetry. After all he wasn’t born far from Bow Bells.

      But then Keats was one of the Cockney School.

      Comment by AnonW | May 31, 2011 | Reply


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