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Goretzka criticises Qatar 2022 World Cup ambassador Salman’s homophobic remarks

Bayern Munich midfielder Goretzka has criticized the homophobic comments made by Salman, the ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In a documentary, Salman said he had issues with children seeing homosexuals because children might learn things they shouldn’t, and called homosexuality “heart-wrecking” and “spirit-wreaking.”

Goretzka criticised Bayern ‘s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen, saying it wasn’t the departure they wanted to express, and it wasn’t an example they wanted to make. absolutely unacceptable.

In addition, Bayern’s sporting director Salihamidzic also expressed dissatisfaction with Salman’s remarks, but he did not want to be involved in the debate over the club’s long-term sponsorship relationship with Qatar Airways.

Bayern’s supporters, who have long been critical of the club’s business ties with Qatar, raised banners to protest Salman’s remarks as they celebrated their victory on Tuesday.

Homosexual acts in public are banned in Qatar, and violators are sadly sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Qatar has also been criticized for its human rights record and discrimination against foreign workers. German fans waved banners at stadiums across the weekend calling for a boycott of the World Cup. German Interior Minister Fetzel said she will not attend the World Cup until she has received assurances from Qatar’s prime minister for the safety of LGBT fans.

FIFA stressed that the Qatar World Cup welcomes all fans, and the Qatar Organizing Committee has said the same. However, Qatar’s King Emir recently said he hoped everyone would respect “our culture”.

Source: live.77577.live

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