The World Cup kicked off on Sunday with host nation Qatar struggling one of the vital humiliating defeats within the historical past of the occasion.
But as “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver reported on Sunday, the nation’s poor efficiency on the pitch is nothing subsequent to what’s happening off of it.
Oliver gave a quick historical past of how Qatar gained the occasion from FIFA, soccer’s governing group, which he referred to as “a cartel-like group of scumbugs and assorted criminals who occasionally put on soccer matches.”
The nation’s choice was tainted by scandal and corruption.
“I won’t say that Qatar definitely got the World Cup through bribery,” Oliver stated. “But I won’t say that they didn’t, and I will say that they did.”
What occurred subsequent, nevertheless, is much worse.
Qatar had no amenities to host such an occasion, and no employees who may construct them in a brief house of time, so that they introduced in overseas employees who by most accounts are being horribly mistreated, with thousands dying within the course of.
Some have been trapped in a system in comparison with slavery.
“All of the new stadiums and infrastructure were essentially built through modern-day slavery,” Oliver stated. “So we should probably introduce a new collective noun to refer to this group of stadiums: a gaggle of geese… a pod of whales… an atrocity of stadiums.”
The event, he stated, was “built on human suffering,” and Qatar officers haven’t solely not been held accountable, they’ve tried to bully journalists who’ve even requested about it.
FIFA has but to reply for it, too.
“I will say something which is crazy, but less democracy is sometimes better for organizing a World Cup,” then-FIFA boss Jérôme Valcke admitted in 2013.
“Even for a quote which is prefaced by ‘I will say something which is crazy,’ that is fucking nuts,” Oliver stated.
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