The next World Cup will be held in Russia 2018 amongst public outcry of corruption & scandal. It seems that buying off FIFA board members in order to host this massive event is a done deal. However, Russia has a soccer league & the infrastructure to host this tournament; technically they can hold this event without any of the real economic issues that plagued Africa and Brazil, so who cares, right? I mean, condoning staggering amounts of corruption is nothing too out of the ordinary for corporations jumping into bed with governments in hopes of exploiting millions of people for billions in profits. Yeah. I'm looking at you too, Olympics.
But this is about Qatar, a small sovereign country in the middle east, literally the world's richest country per capita. So we have one of the richest countries in the world hosting what is essentially the biggest waste of money on this event. The amount of deaths predicted by 2022, because unlike Russia, Qatar has no infrastructure to support the World Cup, is pretty damned high. Some are already attributing more than 1,100 deaths to the event which is still seven years away. How scary is that? But like any business the cheaper the labor, the bigger the profits. So fuck you migrant workers from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
In response, many people have taken to creating powerful images using some well known sponsors as inspiration. This is a movement to encourage fellow citizens of the world to boycott the companies who support the World Cup. Companies like Coca Cola, Visa and Adidas, to name a few, because while these corporate entities don't care about the World Cup or FIFA being ostracized by the public, they sure as shit care about people not buying their products.
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Even ESPN's Jeremy Schaap has spoken out with an incredible mini doc titled "E:60 Qatar's World Cup", which highlights some of the conditions in Qatar. Spoiler alert: People as young as 21 are dying because of heart failure. People as old as your parents are being forced into contracts for years and not being allowed to return to their home countries. It is a hard look at the crimes being committed by the super rich Qatari and those who support them.
Contact, email, and tweet these companies. Let them know that we the people will not stand behind the atrocities being committed in Qatar.
Adidas PR Department: email@example.com
UK CEO: Gil.Steyaert@adidas-group.com
Gazprom PR Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman: Andrei Akimov email@example.com
Hyundai Head of PR: firstname.lastname@example.org CEO: Bo Shin Seo email@example.com
Kia UK Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
McDonald's PR : Press@us.mcd.com CEO Steve Easterbrook email@example.com
Budweiser PR: firstname.lastname@example.org CEO Carlos Brito email@example.com
Coca-Cola Uk Press office: firstname.lastname@example.org CEO : Mr Muhtar Kent email@example.com
Visa. CEO Charles W. Scharf firstname.lastname@example.org Edit: email@example.com might be better PR Team firstname.lastname@example.org
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