By Wellington Makonese
With the World Premier Sports show, the FIFA World Cup beginning this Sunday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has come out guns blazing, against Western countries branding them hypocrites over flagging purported human rights in the Gulf State of Qatar.
Infantino dug into the historical human rights violations by the west during the past centuries in his passionate defense of the world cup.
“This one sided moral lesson giving is just hypocrisy, I don’t want to give you any lessons of life, but what is going on here is profoundly, profoundly unjust, for what we Europeans have been doing for the last 3000 years, we should apologise for the next 3000 years before starting giving moral lessons to people, today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African,” he said.
The football world cup has been one stage for unifying the world, hence the need to give the fans the chance to enjoy the game he added.
“Don’t criticise Qatar, don’t criticise players. If you want you can criticise me, because I’m responsible for everything, but let the people enjoy this world cup, it comes once every four years, how many occasions do we have to unite the world,” he added.
The west has been on a smear campaign against the Qatari who carry the weight of hosting the world cup in the Gulf for the first time raising concerns over alleged human rights abuses.
The Qatar world cup is the most heavily invested in soccer extravaganza at an estimated cost of over US$200 billion after launching the largest stadium infrastructure projects in world cup history.