The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is shaping up to be even more discriminatory and controversial than the Sochi 2014 Olympics, especially after the sports minister made horrible comments about how gays will be treated in the country that bans gay sex.
According to the AP:
Asked how gay people will be welcomed in 2022, Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali replied: “It’s exactly like the alcohol question.”
He said Qatar doesn’t want to create “this impression, illusion that we don’t care about our tradition and our ethical values … We are studying all these issues. We can adapt, we can be creative to have people coming and enjoying the games without losing the essence of our culture and respecting the preference of the people coming here. I think there is a lot we can do.”