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WORLD CUP 2022: DID CATAR HIRE FAKE FANS FOR THE EVENT?

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You already know that the best betting software loves to explore the weird world of sports, and today we will talk about some of the "fans" in the 2022 world cup.

Qatar has become the target of some more harsh criticism in recent weeks for the amount of videos that began circulating on social networks with thousands of fans parading through the streets of Doha, the country's capital, a week before the opening of the 2022 World Cup.

In the images made available, we can see several fans carrying hundreds of flags, painted faces and banners. The videos were released by Qatar Living, the country's first official community platform on TikTok. The problem with all this? Many people started to question the veracity of these supposed "fans" and their behavior.
Fake parades.


Fake Parades?


Yes.

It did not take long for the internet crowd to analyze every second of the videos, raising questions about the legitimacy of those on the scene. Because of this, the international press started to investigate the situation.

In its report, the English newspaper The Sun states that it is still unclear whether the fans are just foreign workers living in Qatar who chose to celebrate early, or whether the local authorities are organizing these parades. You can see from the images that there are groups of fans supporting several of the 32 countries participating in the 2022 World Cup.

Part of the problem also goes through the fact that Qatar was accused of something similar in 2014. At that time, there were indications that the country was hiring migrant workers to act as "fake sports fans" so that they would take up empty seats in empty arenas to make them appear full.


Accusations of racism


Whether the fans are hired by Qatar or not, the controversy surrounding the crowds in Doha does not stop there. At the other end of the rope, many internet users have even argued that the videos of Indians cheering for other teams only drew the attention of the Western world because of racism.

On Twitter, it is possible to see people claiming that many of the posts talking about "hoaxes" only occur because of the skin color of these fans. "I feel that many of these videos have only gone viral because most people don't want to accept that a brown-skinned person can be a German fan," commented one internet user.

In a report, The Telegraph newspaper stated that several Indian fans who support England felt "degraded" by being called "fake" when they outnumbered the English when they went to welcome the England team outside their hotel. "We are very much England fans. Since we were little, my favorite player is David Beckham. But we also really like Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen," one of the fans replied to the international press.

One has to consider the possibility that not all of these people may be involved in work for the Qatari government, especially since South Asia has a habit of supporting higher profile teams on the world stage. In this sense, soccer would break down any nationality barriers.


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