Qatar won’t televise 2022 World Cup matches, is officially the worst host in tournament history
Horrible news out of Qatar this week, wit yet another issue for international fans coming for the 2022 World Cup. Per the Daily Mail, it looks like visitors will be unable to watch games they aren’t going to in person, as hotels and restaurants will not be televising matches.
[Source] – Football fans who have paid out huge sums for hotel rooms, apartments and villas at the Qatar World Cup face arriving to find no live TV coverage of the tournament there.
That Mail on Sunday understands that a number of hotels in Doha have decided not to screen games, having been told they will have to pay host broadcaster BeIN Sports around 100,000 Qatari riyals (£24,000) for every restaurant or bar which shows them.
BeIN Sports said it could not disclose commercial arrangements with hotel and accommodation providers. But it indicated that it had to recoup some of the huge fees for tournament broadcasting rights, as well as its investment in production and technical facilities.
Jesus Christ. The 2022 World Cup is genuinely shaping up to be the worst in tournament history, at least in terms of fan experience.
It’s ridiculous that fans will be unable to watch matches at their hotel or a bar. Granted, I don’t exactly know what they sell in a bar in a country that doesn’t allow alcohol.
As you may recall, this is just the tip of the iceberg for the host of the 2022 World Cup, sadly.
As customary with all World Cup events, the rules and customs of the home country are enforced by FIFA and the World Cup for all players and fans traveling to the country for the biggest showcase on planet earth. Typically, that’d be fine, but no so much in a country like Qatar. These people are absolute psychopaths.
FIFA 2022 World Cup Sex Ban Due to Qatar “Laws”
- No Sex Outside of Marriage
- No Homosexuality (Sorry England)
- No Public Displays of Affection
- No Drinking or Partying after Matches
If you’re homosexual and the Qatari authorities find out, it’s punishable by death. Thinking about holding your girls hand while you stroll into a World Cup game? Not so fast, that’s jail for seven years.
FIFA sent out a memo stating that World Cup fans and players will face a “sex ban” and that there will be absolutely no leniency inside Qatar so teams should be extra careful.
Way to bend over and take it, FIFA.
See? That’s a joke that would probably land me in jail for seven years in Qatar if I was going but of course I wouldn’t step foot in one of these stupid countries.
Oh and there’s no drinking or partying? During the biggest party planet Earth has to offer? Why would FIFA let Qatar host this event in the first place? What an absolute joke. I’m surprised they managed to sell any tickets to what now will almost certainly be the lamest World Cup ever.
I guess we should just ignore the fact that Qatar decided to build seven high-tech stadiums to even be eligible to host the 2022 World Cup and used migrant workers where 6,500 of them died then huh?
Sorry. It’s 2022 and if you can’t treat people with common decency then you’re on my shit list. Basic civil rights laws need to be enacted before you’re allowed to host anything and welcome people from all over the world. That goes for China, Russia, and certainly goes for Qatar.
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