Is it worth boycotting this World Cup for its human rights violations?
There is no way to put this delicately, but no! While this World Cup caused an enormous controversy because of its high death count, billions will still tune in because FIFA has created a monopoly. We have waited for a world cup for four years, and for some reason, the death toll that this world cup caused won’t affect our decision to watch it, but the most critical factor is that most of FIFA’s audience is in Third World countries. The reporting on this matter isn’t as long as it is in more advantageous parts of the world.
While some people can boycott the World Cup, it will still not affect their revenue, considering most of the audience won’t be very well-informed of the horrible things done to host this cup.
All the fans can do on this matter is do whatever is necessary to avoid another corrupt vote. The lives lost can be vindicated if the footballing fans of the world can unite to fight the corruption within FIFA. Even if the FIFA Presidency has changed leadership, the corruption within the association is still immense.
As a result, all football fans should go out and support their country. Enjoy this world cup. It doesn’t come too often, and if you want to commemorate the dead, all you can do for now is remind the world of the atrocities that took place and make sure something like this never happens again.
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