The German Supporters’ Association has requested that the German Football Union (DFB) boycott the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
“We did not hear about the inhumane working conditions in Qatar during the building of infrastructure for the World Cup until yesterday. As of mid-February, the media confirmed 6,700 dead migrant workers at World Cup construction sites.
A worker from the Indian subcontinent (which includes Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh – Showsport note) dies every seven hours. It’s too late for these people to be saved. We can’t, however, dismiss it.
Sport brings people together from all walks of life, regardless of their political, ideological, or religious beliefs. It is important to preserve and renew these connections. But this isn’t about politics or culture; it’s about humanity and the right to live.
We understand that many football fans are looking forward to the German national team’s matches. We also recognize that the World Cup is the pinnacle of an athlete’s career. We are football fans who adore the game.
However, there is no justification for acknowledging and knowingly endorsing human rights abuses in Qatar by participating in the tournament. The voices are becoming increasingly louder, and ProFans is obviously on the side of those who believe a World Cup boycott is unavoidable.
We demand that the DFB pull out of the World Cup in Qatar. Participation in a luxurious football party on the gravesites of thousands of migrant workers will be the end of ethics and integrity. In horror, we turn away from it.
Football is far more than a sport. Football is also a form of social and corporate responsibility. We are optimistic that other countries will follow Germany’s lead. The fans said in a statement that if the DFB wishes to keep any of their remaining prestige, they must withdraw from this tournament immediately!
Norwegian clubs are demanding that the World Cup in Qatar be boycotted. More than 6,700 migrant workers have died at stadiums and other facilities as a result of the situation.