It ain’t half hot Sepp.

Posted: October 7, 2013 in This is the Voice of Lefty Reason

What images spring to mind when you think of the Middle East?  Camels?  Oil?  Sheiks?  Sun?  Sand?  Opulence on an almost unimaginable scale?  Seven star hotels, celebrities and air con mega-shopping-malls?  As we have known for centuries the Middle East is hot.  Hot, hot, hot.  FIFA boss Uncle Sepp Blatter seems to have mislaid his thermometer however; the Soccer World Cup is (supposedly) off to (that footballing giant) Qatar for the 2022 tournament; in the middle of their summer, where it will be, as previously mentioned, bloody hot.  The “football world family” (that doesn’t exist in anyone’s mind except Sepp’s) has now, and only now, realised that it will be a tad scorchio and are pressing for a re-think.  Call me a logical old fuddy-duddy but could someone not have foreseen the “hotness” issue before granting the tournament to the sheikh laden, sun drenched dictatorship?  The fact that the stadia that are currently rising from the sand are being built by modern day bonded slaves who are treated appallingly by the Qatari Government and their stadia-erectors of choice seems to have become a sideshow.  The ridiculous body that is FIFA must be delighted that the heat debate remains top of the media agenda; human misery, slavery, corruption and greed are, for now, being kept off the front (and back) pages.   Chuckle on Uncle Sepp, chuckle on.

  1. This is football remember…most of them won’t have a clue where Qatar is……

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