This is a World Cup where so many people’s paradoxes and hypocrisies are plopped openly.
For the first moment, the tournament will be played in winter, during the middle of the season for most main European leagues, however, that’s only one aspect of the shamefulness.
“The feeling is good. It’s interesting, it’s a challenge. It’s different. In my mind it is good. The weather for me is not the issue,” Cristiano Ronaldo revealed in a brief promotional video on his Instagram page as part of a paid partnership with a football results app.
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Somewhat than heightening what the real problems might be, the 37-year-old revealed: “I prefer warm weather. That is not a huge problem.”
Qatar is a famous country where it’s illegal to be gay and migrant workers have been facing conditions likening to modern slavery for more than a decade, according to Amnesty International.
Last year, according to the Guardian newspaper, reported the death tally in the 10 years since Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup to be in the country of 6,500.
Ronaldo was inquired about the problems around the tournament in one enormous interview he did do this week when Piers Morgan surfaced the subject in what amounted to a vacuous 60-second soundbite on social media.
Piers Morgan: “Is it weird playing in winter, do you care, do you care?”
Cristiano Ronaldo: “I don’t really care to be honest. We should focus only on football. The competition, for the people to enjoy.”
PM: Do you think all of the politics and morality debates should be left aside now?
CR: 100 percent.
PM: Focus on the games. I feel that.
CR: Of course, of course. They should do that.
PM: That debate should be had before you award the World Cup.
CR: Exactly, exactly. They should concentrate in all competitions on all of the national teams, the people to be welcome in Qatar. I see a good tournament to be honest. I think Qatar is prepared for that.”