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Old 09-30-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' | Global development | The Guardian

The Soccer World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022. They are using slave workers from the region to build their stadiums. Its expected that up to 4000 migrant workers will die under these dire circumstances until 2022. Its a shame. What is wrong with this world?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Christians are evil!
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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boycott all sporting events!!! that's all I have to say..
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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I'm sure more than a few of these 4000 "slaves" are probably happy to be working.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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Exaggerated stuff. Slaves?? Those foreign workers paid agents money to find job in Qatar. Their families depend on payment they send from the salaries. I agree that working conditions are not desirable as so many people sharing one room in camps, this is how they can save money. If they live in better lifestyle in Qatar, they will not be able to send money back to their home countries. Deaths are due to natural causes like illness, heart attack, accident. Any city with 1 million people will always have people dying from some natural causes.

Having said that, better safety awareness and healthcare facilities should be enshrined by FIFA for any sports infrastructure projects.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: The United States of America
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So what? American football team owners use slaves to pay for their stadiums.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' | Global development | The Guardian

The Soccer World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022. They are using slave workers from the region to build their stadiums. Its expected that up to 4000 migrant workers will die under these dire circumstances until 2022. Its a shame. What is wrong with this world?
Lodge your complaints with Qatar.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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What a bizarre article, in some respects. Here is one sentence:


"This summer, Nepalese workers died at a rate of almost one a day in Qatar, many of them young men who had sudden heart attacks."


Young men having heart attacks at such a rate?


I wonder if part of it is due to the Nepalese workers are coming from the second highest country (elevation wise, not marijuana) in the world, and working in intense heat in a country that is essentially sea-level?
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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So what? American football team owners use slaves to pay for their stadiums.
lolololol. Slaves that get paid million upon millions? Where can I be that slave?
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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What a bizarre article, in some respects. Here is one sentence:


"This summer, Nepalese workers died at a rate of almost one a day in Qatar, many of them young men who had sudden heart attacks."


Young men having heart attacks at such a rate?


I wonder if part of it is due to the Nepalese workers are coming from the second highest country (elevation wise, not marijuana) in the world, and working in intense heat in a country that is essentially sea-level?
Around 400 000 Nepali workers live and work in Qatar. They do all type of work, from restaurant, car wash, construction, shop attendant, toilet janitors. All are mostly 21 to 50 year old Men because these workers dont bring families-so no old or child.
Only a tiny fraction of the Nepalese diaspora is working on stadium project. A person working as a janitor at a restaurant with no link to any World Cup construction getting heart attack is linked to Boycott World Cup campaign???

Same people wanted to cancel 2008 Beijing Olympics citing Air Pollution. How many sportsmen died during 2008 olympics due to pollution. Same people wanted to cancel 2016 Olympics citing Rio de Janeiro crime problems. Only one incident happened which was a fake story of being robbed by one American athlete and he was caught lying.

People make up fake reasonings to boycott and badmouth events.
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