Qatar Bans Beer At World Cup 2 Day Before It Starts

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  1. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,386) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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  2. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (3,651) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Beer is the least of it. From NYT

    But he also spent a significant portion of his address defending Qatar’s treatment of migrant laborers, the workers hired from some of the poorest corners of the planet to rebuild the desert state in a decade-long buildup to the first Arab World Cup. Thousands of workers have died in that period, according to human rights groups — Qatar has repeatedly disputed those claims — after working long hours in intense heat and other harsh conditions.

    Infantino branded such criticism as “hypocrisy” and “moral lesson-giving” from a part of the world that should remember its own history. At one point, he even drew an equivalence between Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers and other endangered groups like gays and women with the long are of western history.

    “I think for what we Europeans have been doing around the world for the last 3,000 years, we should be apologizing for the next 3,000 years, before starting to give moral lessons,” Infantino said.


    He appeared to liken his own experience as a redheaded child of immigrants to Switzerland to the plight of gays in the Middle East, and defended the laws and customs of the host country.
     
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  3. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,842) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Europeans? We buy ressources from them.

    And all of a sudden we discover they don’t like gays and mistreat women.

    Infantino can get fucked along with his grandstanding apologize stance. Do I need to remind some of the comments made by one of his non mysogynistic predecessor - namely Sepp Blatter?

    The FIFA is a joke, and it’s only going to get worse.
     
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  4. SILVER

    SILVER Initiate (197) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    All a long with the quote: "FIFA is not corrupt anymore"
    :grin::grin::grin:
     
  5. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,586) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    I hope there are huge lawsuits between these big money groups such as FIFA and ABINBev. Hope neither groups is happy at the end .
    When FIFA gets in bed with dogs, its no surprise they woke up with fleas...
     
  6. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (571) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    nfl, fifa, mlb, the Olympics and the rest have all done some ho shit in one way or another.
    people will pat themselves on the back for posting a comment about how outraged they are online then find themselves cheering for their favorite team in the end.
     
  7. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (277) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Been saying this a couple years now and with their current acquisition of the sport Golf, the Saudis will own FIFA also in the next 10 years. Quote me.
     
  8. memory

    memory Aspirant (231) Oct 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    It will be a great day indeed if they ever get fusion figured out and running with no involvement from energy pricks. But that's asking too much.
     
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  9. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,684) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    “Budweiser has a long-running partnership with FIFA that began during the 1986 World Cup. The beer brand pays millions of dollars every football World Cup to secure the exclusive rights to sell beer.”

    Will AB InBev be getting some of its millions back?

    Cheers!
     
  10. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,386) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Yep. Someone has to pay. This thread is truly about the obvious massive breach of contract btwx FIFA & Ib InBev. A Bud spokesperson used the word "awkward" to describe the move by Qatar. Didn't anyone from Bud tell FIFA months ago: "Hey, the WC host country doesn't accept alcohol all too well and this could be a potential issue. Have you considered it?" I'm not taking sides here, just sayin'.
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,684) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    But apparently the folks watching the games in the expensive hospitality suites are OK to drink alcohol.

    Cheers!
     
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  12. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    No horse in this race, except that I despise AB-InBev with every fiber/fibre of my being. Time to break out the :popcorn:.
     
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  13. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,386) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Yes. It's unclear if those suites are independently owned somehow and are perhaps exempt from "stadium rules" thru a permit or something like that. The plot thickens...
     
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  14. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Champion (831) May 2, 2014 Kentucky
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    I read somewhere that Bud Zero will still be sold.

    Can you imagine the behavior of the fans when they find out they're paying stadium beer prices for water?
     
  15. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,389) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It’s in a desert. Water is priceless.


    They were aware and Qatar had signed off on it, but reneged two days before the cup essentially daring FIFA to something. However, Qatar has their balls in a vice as they know who got paid off what to get the cup and would be more than willing to expose the corrupt FIFA members if FIFA wants to push the alcohol issue.
    The geopolitics in the Mideast really necessitate a domestic and global push to get away from the Petro-drug-lords.
     
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  16. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'd better pop up a bigger batch. Looks like it might be at least a three-bagger. :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
  17. Bitburger

    Bitburger Zealot (561) Oct 19, 2016 Vermont
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    Bud Zero.......oh Lord......sic transit gloria mundi.
     
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  18. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,874) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    It's likely this was the plan of the "host country authorities" all along. Agree to any WC terms initially and then change direction right at the end.
     
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  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,389) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It won’t stop at beer. They will change a lot of things they agreed to. Same with the teams. FIFA mandated a set of slogans for team captains armbands and Europe is already saying they are going to wear their own unapproved message on their captains bands. There is going to be a lot of sneaky civil disobedience from the visiting teams much to the chagrin of FIFA and Qatar and it will be fun the see how they react to this. My prediction is Qatar will do some crazy things during the cup that prompt civic minded countries to demand their nationals teams pull out of Qatar and that the final will be played in a different country.
     
  20. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I hear they have a stadium in Buffalo that's available.
     
  21. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,481) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Big thumbs up to all the (mostly) European countries that will have their captains wear a rainbow armband. Wish more would follow suit.

    As for the beer situation, it has happened before so it's not unique to this event, but it gets more attention because Qatar is a Muslim country. The issue here is that you cannot announce this just 2 days before the event. That's the part that's totally BS.
     
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  22. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,993) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'm surprised anyone is surprised.
     
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  23. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,993) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Ya had to see it coming though, right?
     
  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,684) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Will they hand the players snow shovels so they can play the game!?!

    Cheers!
     
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  25. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Nah. FIFA made futbol a winter sport since they don't seem to want to play in the 135° summertime temps in Qatar. Let 'em play in the snow.
     
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  26. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,081) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    LMFAO I'm so glad I grew up where I did. Haven't heard that in forever
     
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  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,684) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Sweet!

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,186) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    At least the World Cup’s exciting enough to watch sober. Imagine them refusing to sell beer at the World Series.
     
  29. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (571) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    :+1::beers:
    I'm also glad i grew up where i did.
     
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  30. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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  31. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,875) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    FIFA has been corrupt since it’s inception.

    World Cup bids have been corrupt and match results also also fixed.

    No need to watch a second. Brazil has already been named by FIFA as the winner of the tournament.

    Just as France was the predetermined winner in 2018, years before this video was released.


    • Brazil won in 2002 for fixed loss to host France in 1998.
    • Italy won in 2006 for fixed loss to host Korea in 2002.
    • Spain won in 2010 for fixed loss to host Korea in 2002.
    • Germany won 2014 for fixed loss to Brazil in 2002.
    • France has won in 2018 (video posted in 2015) for agreed upon loss to italy in 2006.
    • Brazil will win 2022 for agreed upon loss to France in 2006.
    And the beat goes on….
     
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  32. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (613) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Qatar (World Cup host) and Saudi Arabia (LIV golf) are rivals.
     
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  33. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,325) Jun 4, 2012 Korea (North)

    Rough. Guess they'll have to watch guys fall down every 2 minutes and pretend to be gravely injured for 5 seconds while sober.
     
  34. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,186) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  35. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,308) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Did NO ONE at FIFA or AbInbev look into Qatar's laws or track record on their treatment of people before signing on to this deal?
    I mean, c'mon seriously?
     
  36. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Champion (831) May 2, 2014 Kentucky
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    It was difficult to discern beyond the truckfuls of cash Qatar was piling up in front of each voter.
     
  37. b9d9

    b9d9 Aspirant (248) Nov 9, 2020 Germany
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    Fixed losses? I think you forgot the referees here

     
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  38. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (531) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    The Saudi’s are better for the role anyway.. you guys don’t think that the Big Guy would be so chill with them if they weren’t great folks
     
  39. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (613) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    It's not obvious that those results were fixed. But there is an interesting story that might make the first game in this world cup interesting.
    https://sportsbrief.com/football/28...ed-ecuadorian-players-74-million-lose-opener/
     
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  40. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,962) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    It’s nice to know I can look forward to a Canada vs. USA final in ‘26.
     
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