While My Qatar Gently Weeps
I read with dismay in The Guardian that 6500 migrant workers have died in the ten years since Qatar was awarded the World Cup. Conditions are terrible, workers are employed under false pretexts, and they are virtual prisoners while they work on the construction sites.
There were some protests in the March internationals, but very little since. Football is clamouring for social justice, but do they draw the line at a money spinner like a WC?
Is this all about growing the game and a selective understanding of human rights abuses? The ESL fiasco is proof that fans care about success and entertainment over things like justice. The Toxic Six from the EPL paid a mere 22 million pound/Euro fine. That's an insult for the potential harm they could have caused to the footballing system.