What the hell is Morgan Freeman doing growing up in Qatar? Maybe make a few bucks (though there’s no word on the exact size of the fee) and polish your own slightly challenged reputation (with sexual harassment allegations in 2018).
perhaps he is looking for some “redemption” of his own, though he hardly needs it, as a statutory universal treasure – a sort of human world heritage.
His voice remains the most compelling voice on the planet today, a kind of rich, deep, polished appearance that can be applied even to the worst human rights hellholes, for So you can see what Qatar has gained from inviting him to the opening ceremony of the World Cup. But Morgan, Qatar? Really? How can you?
As one of this generation’s stellar actors, Freeman can pull off irony, but there’s no hint of that in the fun, laid-back story he knocks down at the opening ceremony — ignored by the BBC, rather in favor of some hard-hit documentary facts about life in the Gulf state.
“We are gathered here as one great tribe, and the earth is the tent in which we all live,” the superstar hummed, seemingly oblivious to the fact that if several members of a large tribe happen to like another member of a large tribe who happens to be of the same sex, then they will be forcibly removed from the tent we all live in and smashed into a police cell Qatar during that time, leaving them “broken in their minds” according to a Qatari official.
Everyone is welcome in Qatar, they say, that’s true, but only if you don’t get the context wrong.
Freeman really has the kind of eloquent power that can give even the blandest remarks the power of biblical prophecy, which is probably exactly why they chose the award-winning character. this attraction.
But, even so, they still gave him rather trashy lines: “Football spans the world, uniting nations with their love for the beautiful game. What brings together nations also brings together communities. We all have a story about football and how it brought us together and this land has its own story.”
When Joe Lycett mocked David Beckham, it was clear that Morgan had never watched West Bromwich Albion play. (Sorry, Baggies fans.)
The sad truth is that Qatar is a toxic regime, and the league has become such a chaotic sport that even blonde celebrities like Freeman and Beckham have suffered reputational damage due to their involvement. their family.
Every day seems to bring new controversies, more stories of migrant workers’ suffering, another last-minute change of plans that has fans angry and confused.
When you think Fifa couldn’t have had a worse puppet character than Sepp Blatter, Gianni Infantino has the unfortunate name that comes to mind with his mysterious “I feel gay” lecture.
When fans thought they could at least get a good cup of Budweiser when they had a heat stroke, authorities closed all bars for the time being.
Many Qatar fans did not even bother to stay until the end of the second half of their admittedly boring match against Ecuador.
“The crimsons”, as the Qatar team is clearly nicknamed, were only 2-0 down in the first half, which really wasn’t an insurmountable barrier to the overall victory, even if the goalkeeper of the You are unusually weak. But the team has less of a chance to hit back without the home crowd behind.
You get the impression that, at the most basic level, Fifa has failed to turn this corner of the world into a football frenzy.
And so it will continue for the next few weeks. Stars like Harry Kane won’t wear the ‘wrong’ captaincy after FIFA’s threats of punishment, fans will be left out, journalists will be bullied and the only thing the world will know about Qatar and the Qataris is that they hate gays, they value the migrant workers who built their huge stadiums and flamboyant hotels as spendable people, this place absolutely rotten, it’s completely unsuitable for hosting international sporting events, it’s barely livable without universal air conditioning and they have no taste.
So far, this World Cup has been a veritable feast of own goals – Fifa, Beckham, Freeman, Gary Neville, sponsors like Budweiser, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, and of course, Qatar itself.
They would be much better off spending $200 billion of the World Cup’s hosting costs on some slick advertising for the tourist board and letting the world continue in blissful ignorance about the relatively unknown state. this. Without a doubt, it was the most expensive PR disaster in human history.
I suppose it took the world by surprise with such a feat, that’s something.
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