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Football News: LGBT+ fan groups join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup

Football News: Qatar World Cup has been on the radar of many human rights groups ever since the country was given the hosting rights. As the World Cup draw was concluded, LGBT+ supporter groups from around the world banded together to protest FIFA and the Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee.

As the event approaches, the decision to award football’s most prestigious tournament to the Middle Eastern country has been heavily criticised. Qatar’s dismal human rights record and especially the prohibition of homosexuality have been talked about.

The LGBT+ community’s fears haven’t been taken seriously so far. As many as eight LGBT+ fan groups have sent an open letter criticising the Supreme Committee for making “little effort” in responding to concerns.

Three Lions Pride, Football Supporters Europe, Independent Supporters Council North America, and Wales’ Rainbow Wall are among the members of the association. The quartet, together with four other LGBT+ fan organizations, has now blasted FIFA and Qatar. The groups condemned the organizations for failure to ensure security for LGBT+ people.

Football News: What did they have to say?

Football News: LGBT+ fan groups  join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup
Football News: LGBT+ fan groups join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup

READ MORE: United manager Ralf Rangnick breaks his silence on Harry Maguire getting booed on England duty

We attempted to communicate with FIFA and the Qatar Supreme Committee (“SC”) during the last 18 months. We have tried consistently to talk to them regarding the World Cup in November and December 2022.”

Our objectives were straightforward: To obtain concrete assurances and examples of how LGBT+ fans, players, and journalists. We want our staff to be protected in a country that criminalizes their existence; to raise concerns about human rights in Qatar; Their joint statement read as follows:

“One of our group’s principles is that we should be able to follow our team as our true selves. The debate over whether Qatar should host the World Cup has been extensively chronicled.”

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“Organizers have made minimal effort to proactively engage around the issues highlighted by fans and rights groups. Instead, we’ve heard the well-worn PR slogan that “this is a World Cup for everyone.”

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Despite their meetings with FIFA and Qatari officials, LGBT+ fan groups are not happy. They said that they just received a slogan and that is “World Cup for All.” They asserted that they have gotten no promises about the safety of their members and it’s not surprising.

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We cannot tell our members, LGBT+ people, or allies in good faith that this is a World Cup for all. We haven’t seen any information about how our trans+ members would be handled respectfully throughout security checks. We haven’t heard any guarantees that LGBT+ people won’t be arrested simply because they exist, “added the statement.

Throughout this broken process, we’ve seen a complete disregard for fans. It’s apparent that supporters’ voices, particularly from minority groups, aren’t taken seriously by FIFA and the SC. We are the game’s backbone and we want them to listen to us. We are trying to make football a better place for everyone.”

Our issues and queries are unrelated to the moral discussion over whether LGBT+ supporters should be allowed to attend the World Cup. Our work will continue after this statement and the tournament. We’ll be heard, we’ll be seen, and we’re not going away and we are sure about it.”

Football News: Qatar World Cup has been on the radar of many human rights groups ever since the country was given the hosting rights. As the World Cup draw was concluded, LGBT+ supporter groups from around the world banded together to protest FIFA and the Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee.

As the event approaches, the decision to award football’s most prestigious tournament to the Middle Eastern country has been heavily criticised. Qatar’s dismal human rights record and especially the prohibition of homosexuality have been talked about.

The LGBT+ community’s fears haven’t been taken seriously so far. As many as eight LGBT+ fan groups have sent an open letter criticising the Supreme Committee for making “little effort” in responding to concerns.

Three Lions Pride, Football Supporters Europe, Independent Supporters Council North America, and Wales’ Rainbow Wall are among the members of the association. The quartet, together with four other LGBT+ fan organizations, has now blasted FIFA and Qatar. The groups condemned the organizations for failure to ensure security for LGBT+ people.

Football News: What did they have to say?

Football News: LGBT+ fan groups  join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup
Football News: LGBT+ fan groups join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup

READ MORE: United manager Ralf Rangnick breaks his silence on Harry Maguire getting booed on England duty

We attempted to communicate with FIFA and the Qatar Supreme Committee (“SC”) during the last 18 months. We have tried consistently to talk to them regarding the World Cup in November and December 2022.”

Our objectives were straightforward: To obtain concrete assurances and examples of how LGBT+ fans, players, and journalists. We want our staff to be protected in a country that criminalizes their existence; to raise concerns about human rights in Qatar; Their joint statement read as follows:

“One of our group’s principles is that we should be able to follow our team as our true selves. The debate over whether Qatar should host the World Cup has been extensively chronicled.”

“Organizers have made minimal effort to proactively engage around the issues highlighted by fans and rights groups. Instead, we’ve heard the well-worn PR slogan that “this is a World Cup for everyone.”

Discrimination at the highest level?

READ MORE: Giving Bruno Fernandes a new contract is strange, Paul Merson

Despite their meetings with FIFA and Qatari officials, LGBT+ fan groups are not happy. They said that they just received a slogan and that is “World Cup for All.” They asserted that they have gotten no promises about the safety of their members and it’s not surprising.

We cannot tell our members, LGBT+ people, or allies in good faith that this is a World Cup for all. We haven’t seen any information about how our trans+ members would be handled respectfully throughout security checks. We haven’t heard any guarantees that LGBT+ people won’t be arrested simply because they exist, “added the statement.

Throughout this broken process, we’ve seen a complete disregard for fans. It’s apparent that supporters’ voices, particularly from minority groups, aren’t taken seriously by FIFA and the SC. We are the game’s backbone and we want them to listen to us. We are trying to make football a better place for everyone.”

Our issues and queries are unrelated to the moral discussion over whether LGBT+ supporters should be allowed to attend the World Cup. Our work will continue after this statement and the tournament. We’ll be heard, we’ll be seen, and we’re not going away and we are sure about it.”

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Football News: Qatar World Cup has been on the radar of many human rights groups ever since the country was given the hosting rights. As the World Cup draw was concluded, LGBT+ supporter groups from around the world banded together to protest FIFA and the Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee.

As the event approaches, the decision to award football’s most prestigious tournament to the Middle Eastern country has been heavily criticised. Qatar’s dismal human rights record and especially the prohibition of homosexuality have been talked about.

The LGBT+ community’s fears haven’t been taken seriously so far. As many as eight LGBT+ fan groups have sent an open letter criticising the Supreme Committee for making “little effort” in responding to concerns.

Three Lions Pride, Football Supporters Europe, Independent Supporters Council North America, and Wales’ Rainbow Wall are among the members of the association. The quartet, together with four other LGBT+ fan organizations, has now blasted FIFA and Qatar. The groups condemned the organizations for failure to ensure security for LGBT+ people.

Football News: What did they have to say?

Football News: LGBT+ fan groups  join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup
Football News: LGBT+ fan groups join forces to condemn Qatar World Cup

READ MORE: United manager Ralf Rangnick breaks his silence on Harry Maguire getting booed on England duty

We attempted to communicate with FIFA and the Qatar Supreme Committee (“SC”) during the last 18 months. We have tried consistently to talk to them regarding the World Cup in November and December 2022.”

Our objectives were straightforward: To obtain concrete assurances and examples of how LGBT+ fans, players, and journalists. We want our staff to be protected in a country that criminalizes their existence; to raise concerns about human rights in Qatar; Their joint statement read as follows:

“One of our group’s principles is that we should be able to follow our team as our true selves. The debate over whether Qatar should host the World Cup has been extensively chronicled.”

“Organizers have made minimal effort to proactively engage around the issues highlighted by fans and rights groups. Instead, we’ve heard the well-worn PR slogan that “this is a World Cup for everyone.”

Discrimination at the highest level?

READ MORE: Giving Bruno Fernandes a new contract is strange, Paul Merson

Despite their meetings with FIFA and Qatari officials, LGBT+ fan groups are not happy. They said that they just received a slogan and that is “World Cup for All.” They asserted that they have gotten no promises about the safety of their members and it’s not surprising.

We cannot tell our members, LGBT+ people, or allies in good faith that this is a World Cup for all. We haven’t seen any information about how our trans+ members would be handled respectfully throughout security checks. We haven’t heard any guarantees that LGBT+ people won’t be arrested simply because they exist, “added the statement.

Throughout this broken process, we’ve seen a complete disregard for fans. It’s apparent that supporters’ voices, particularly from minority groups, aren’t taken seriously by FIFA and the SC. We are the game’s backbone and we want them to listen to us. We are trying to make football a better place for everyone.”

Our issues and queries are unrelated to the moral discussion over whether LGBT+ supporters should be allowed to attend the World Cup. Our work will continue after this statement and the tournament. We’ll be heard, we’ll be seen, and we’re not going away and we are sure about it.”

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