I feel that we should never have hosted the FIFA world cup in Qatar as they violate many human rights and it was only done to give them a better spotlight in the modern world. I feel that they violated the most basic human rights and that people have died building stadiums and have been forced to work in abusive conditions. In Qatar businesses are allowed to remove migrant workers passports so they cannot get out of the country. Qatar has also forced people to move to new places because of the buildings being made. This is why I feel strongly that something should be done.
Many of the football players are not happy with the fact that people died building the stadiums and people's basic human rights are being abused. They have been protesting about this in matches, as many players have been wearing rainbow armbands to support LGBTQ+ which is also not accepted in Qatar, because it is against the Islamic law. The Germans wore shirts with a letter painted on each one which spelled the word, HUMAN RIGHTS. The Danish team wore a toned down uniform to show the abuse in Qatar. However Mr Infantino, the FIFA president, has said it is football, focus on the game, not politics. The players replied that human rights apply everywhere. FIFA organisers told everyone that any person is allowed to the matches, but the government still says gay people, etc are not allowed in the matches, to respect local culture.
I think that the good news is that Qatar now has a spotlight on its human rights abuses. I think what could be done is that protests could start to form, like in Iran, with some of the 1.5 million fans helping give migrant workers their human rights. Protests could take shape around the world. New laws could be made against human rights abuses in Qatar. Most of the population of Qatar are migrant workers(85%) and Qatar should be treating their workers better than animals. If Qatar has workers coming from other countries, desperate for money. Should they really be taking advantage of them and paying them almost nothing for the life-threateningly dangerous work they do? If Qatar has been able to spend $300 billion on football, can’t they spend any money on improving working conditions for the migrant workers?