Gianni Infantino might have done better to abstain. Asked this Monday, during a business conference in California, about the fate of the many migrants exploited in Qatar for the construction of stadiums and other infrastructure used for the 2022 World Cup, the FIFA president split an answer for least surprising, and above all inappropriate.
“My parents migrated from Italy to Switzerland. When you give someone work, even in difficult conditions, you give them dignity and pride. It’s not charity.”, explained the Swiss leader. A new release which did not fail to react in the world of football, while, according to figures from the Guardian in February 2021, 6,500 workers would have died during the work of the 2022 World Cup, the awarding of which has not finished spilling ink.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino asked at a business conference in California about migrant worker abuses in Qatar said in part: “My parents emigrated from Italy to Switzerland. When you give work to someone, even in hard conditions. you give him dignity and pride.”
—Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 2, 2022