Champions League game interrupted by World Cup protester covered in fake blood

A man protesting against the 2022 World Cup invaded the pitch during a Champions League match on Wednesday evening.

The protester managed to dodge security guards and stewards during Borussia Dortmund’s clash against FC Copenhagen. A brief delay was caused by the fan who was eventually escorted off the pitch at the Parken Stadium.

As well as wearing a shirt emblazoned with the message ‘Boycott Qatar,’ the protester also held a miniature football in their hands, which were with fake blood. It was the latest demonstration against the tournament that begins on November 20.

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For the first time in the competition’s 92 year history, the festival of football will take place in the Middle East. However, the awarding of the tournament has been subject to intense fury and scrutiny, ever since it was confirmed in 2010.

It is currently illegal to be openly gay in the strict Middle Eastern country, which also has a history of human rights’ abuse. The treatment of migrant workers has particularly come under the microscope throughout the entirety of the competition’s preparation.

It was recently reported that Qatari officials evicted thousands of migrant workers who were living in city apartment blocks in the capital of Doha. Around 1200 workers were reportedly ousted with as little as two hours notice to make way for the estimated one million football fans who are expected to jet in for the tournament.

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However, a Qatari government official denied the workers were evicted for World Cup related reasons and were "in line with ongoing comprehensive and long-term plans to re-organise areas of Doha."

“All have since been rehoused in safe and appropriate accommodation," the official said, adding requests to vacate “would have been conducted with proper notice”. As well as claiming the properties had been deemed ‘uninhabitable’ and that “no formal contracts” were issued to individuals within the properties, the official also added those who were evicted do have the right to complain.

"Any tenant who believes the terms of their agreement are not being fulfilled may file a complaint with the rental disputes settlements committee office which will review the case and render a decision," they added.


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