Roy Keane launched a verbal attack on the World Cup 2022, slating Qatar's human rights record and referring to corruption at FIFA.
Ahead of Argentina against Saudi Arabia, ITV presenter Laura Woods asked pundits Graeme Souness, Joe Cole and Roy Keane for their thoughts on the tournament. Souness admitted Qatar's human rights record would always be brought up in future, and rejected the nation's hopes for a "perfect world" in which activists simply forget about the criticism around the competition.
"The World Cup shouldn't be here, you've got a country and the way they treat migrant workers, gay people. We're on about spreading the game but dismissing human rights, it's not right. It shouldn't be here."Powerful words from Roy Keane about the World Cup in Qatar pic.twitter.com/lAUbItPC0ZNovember 22, 2022
Keane then went one further, slamming FIFA, Qatar and the myriad human rights abuses that have made people so upset in the lead-up to the tournament.
"The World Cup shouldn't be here," Keane lamented. "It shouldn't be here. It's been mentioned just now with the corruption, regarding FIFA. You've got a country and the way they treat migrant workers, gay people. I think it's been great that it's been brought up.
"They shouldn't have the World Cup here, you shouldn't treat people like that. Look we all love football, we love soccer. We're on about spreading the game but dismissing human rights, it's not right. It shouldn't be here."
Keane's opinion isn't unique, with other pundits from the BBC, ITV and other nations in widespread agreement that Qatar are unfit to host the biggest competition in world sport.
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