Blatter said that homosexual fans "should refrain from any sexual activities" that are illegal in Qatar.Football, footballl, football... he's such a wag, that Sepp Blatter. After all the work that football has done to deal with homophobia, they are going to have the world cup in a country where homosexuality is illegal. So the gay fans (and players) had better keep their legs crossed. No nookie for you, unless you are a Crown Prince.
Drinking alcohol also is restricted in the country, but Blatter hopes soccer's universal appeal will bridge cultural differences at the 2022 World Cup.
"It's another culture and another religion, but in football we have no boundaries," said Blatter, who was in South Africa for the official closing of the 2010 World Cup. "We open everything to everybody and I think there shall not be any discrimination against any human beings, being on this side or that side, left or right or whatever.
"Football is a game that does not affect any discrimination. You may be assured ... if people want to watch a match in Qatar in 2022, they will be admitted to matches."
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And we're back. There is no U in Qatar, unlike Queer, but there are helots:
Qatar is a transit and destination country for men and women trafficked for the purposes of involuntary servitude and, to a lesser extent, commercial sexual exploitation. Men and women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Sudan, Thailand, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and China voluntarily travel to Qatar as laborers and domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions indicative of involuntary servitude. These conditions include threats of serious harm, including financial harm; job switching; withholding of pay; charging workers for benefits for which the employer is responsible; restrictions on freedom of movement, including the confiscation of passports and travel documents and the withholding of exit permits; arbitrary detention; threats of legal action and deportation; false charges; and physical, mental and sexual abuse.So, there we have it. Come to sunny Qatar. Enjoy the games and enjoy the slaves. It's a funny old game.