Boycotting Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar_2022Sport and the left have not always been the most comfortable of bedfellows. Despite many famous left leaning sports stars over the years, sport remains associated with individual achievement and cut throat competition.

Yet the major international trade union campaign set to dominate the rest of the 2020’s involves arguably the biggest sporting event; the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Controversy has surrounded the staging of the competition in the dictatorial country ever since labour analysts found last year that an astonishing 4000 migrant workers could be dead from preventable industrial diseases and accidents by 2022.

More than 1,000 workers have already been killed whilst building the infrastructure that will deliver the World Cup. Continue reading