FIFA to mark International Human Rights Day with anti-discrimination messages at World Cup quarter-f


FIFA will display anti-discrimination messages at the World Cup quarter-final matches on Friday and Saturday to mark International Human Rights Day.

FIFA is collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to show the #NoDiscrimination hashtag on the giant screens and LED boards within the stadiums.

The World Cup in Qatar has come under intense scrutiny for the standards of human rights within the host nation, particularly the views on same-sex marriage and the treatment of migrant workers used to build the tournament’s infrastructure.

On Wednesday, The Athletic reported a Filipino man in his early 40s died while working at the base of Saudi Arabia during the group stage.

When questioned on the incident the chief executive of Qatar 2022, Nasser Al Khater, told the BBC: “Death is a natural part of life, whether it’s at work or in your sleep.”

FIFA also declined to comment on the reports, with its secretary general Fatma Samoura saying to Reuters: “We’ve already elaborated… about what we are doing in Qatar.

“We are talking about things we have already discussed for months and months, time and time again.”

But FIFA signalled its intention to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, explaining in a press release: “Discrimination – in all its possible forms and expressions – is one of the most common forms of human rights violations and abuse.

“FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) will mark International Human Rights Day on Saturday, 10 December by reinforcing the message that there is no place for discrimination of any kind, either in football or in society in general.

“During the FIFA World Cup quarter-final matches on 9 and 10 December, the #NoDiscrimination message will feature on giant screens and LEDs in stadium and, as during the whole of the tournament, on the captains’ armbands.”




#FIFA #mark #International #Human #Rights #Day #antidiscrimination #messages #World #Cup #quarterf

mrB

Related Posts

BBC pundit spots Klopp touchline behaviour that will worry Liverpool fans

Liverpool were on the wrong side of another hammering on Saturday as the Reds were defeated 3-0 by Wolves and a pundit spotted a worrying sign from…

Cook hopeful of CPFC Wan-Bissaka and Gallagher summer interest

3 minute read 4/2/2023 | 07:48pm HLTCO presenter Dan Cook believes that Crystal Palace will hope to sign Conor Gallagher and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer. What’s the…

Chelsea 0-0 Fulham: Talking points as Cottagers return undefeated from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and Fulham shared the spoils at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening in a highly demanding contest, in which neither side managed to find the back of…

Sean Dyche reveals simple plan that helped Everton beat Arsenal

Sean Dyche has opened up on the back-to-basics tactics he adopted to help Everton seal a vital win over Arsenal in his first game in charge. A…

Former Panthers Interim Steve Wilks Interviewing For 49ers Role

After the departure of DeMeco Ryans to the Houston Texans, the San Francisco 49ers are in the market for a new defensive coordinator, and former Carolina Panthers…

“He could walk”- Football pundit gives bleak take on Jurgen Klopp’s future

Liverpool were hammered 3-0 once again on Saturday and this time it was at the hands of Wolves. After the clash, pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft stated that he…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *