Alex Blaze

Gays will boycott FIFA

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"We do not feel the World Cup should be held in any country that abuses and disregards the basic human rights of LGBT people. FIFA president Sepp Blatter talks of his wish for inclusivity and to bring the game to the whole world. By holding the competition in Qatar he is alienating the millions of LGBT football fans around the globe who will feel unwelcome in a homophobic country where they can be arrested just for being themselves."

--Gay Football Supporters' Network on their decision to boycott Qatar's FIFA World Cup in 2022


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David Castillo David Castillo | December 8, 2010 9:54 AM

You know, I was distracted with all the hoopla over American soccer fans who were disappointed the U.S. didn't win that I completely forgot about this aspect of the announcement. I hope the Gay Footballer's get noticed. It's a very real concern that I'm sure FIFA never considered when deliberating over what country should win.