Kansas City Slowly Learns That Local Leaders Sold Us Out To FIFA

Credit where it's due . . .

Kansas City MSM has been unwilling to report a great deal of local soccer criticism.

This pro-LGBT angle is the closest they'll come to unpacking controversy that goes much deeper.

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Local soccer fans say they're frustrated this year's World Cup is taking place in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal, with a punishment of up to three years in prison.

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Kansas City-area World Cup fans voice frustration with Qatar, FIFA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The World Cup is back and fans in the Kansas City area flocked to the Power and Light District on Monday to cheer on Team USA following an eight-year hiatus. However, controversy continues over Qatar being named host city, with human rights groups accusing the country of being responsible for the injury and death of thousands.

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'I feel gay', FIFA chief attempts to empathise with marginalised

AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Nov 19 (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino raised eyebrows on Saturday when he attempted to show empathy with marginalised groups by telling reporters in Qatar 'I feel gay ... I feel like a migrant worker'.

Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - America's top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was "always concerning ...

Fifa Uncovered review - such brazen wrongdoing it's like a particularly repulsive true-crime show

odern football - that is, a spectacle you feel a nagging shame from participating in, because like so many other things it seems less about joy and more about money with every passing day - began in 1974.

The World Cup is officially underway in Qatar. Here's why it's so controversial.

The 2022 World Cup officially kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, beginning weeks of competition in the world's most popular sport. But even as soccer's stars take the world stage, the first World Cup to take place in a Middle Eastern and Muslim country remains dogged by more than a decade's worth of questions and controversies.

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