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The tournament supports slavery: Fans hit out at Khabib for FIFA World Cup Ad

LockerRoom Team
07 October 2022

Last day, the Etihad Airways advertisement featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov and Clarence Seedorf had gone viral on the internet.

The former UFC champion and the former Dutch football star were seen endorsing Etihad Airways and the 2022 FIFA World Cup which is scheduled to start in November in Qatar.

While a good portion of the MMA fans welcomed the advertisement with both hands, another portion of the fans took time out to remind Khabib Nurmagomedov of the Human Rights violations that had happened as part of the preparations for the World Cup.

"selling out champ? good airline though, but the football tournament is supporting #slavery" one Twitter user wrote.

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Another user pointed out that Khabib has not spoken up for the people of Dagestan.

“khabib has time to post oil money AD but doesn't have time to speak on people of Dagestan,” a user wrote.

Meanwhile, another user pointed out that thousands of people had died for the stadium which was built in Qatar for the World Cup.

“dont forget the 10k where died for the stadium in kata,” The tweet read.

The Qatar FIFA World Cup Controversy

As per reports, the migrant workers who were hired to build infrastructure for the world cup underwent systematic abuse. The workers were not allowed to change jobs or leave the country without the permission of their sponsors.

Some reports suggested that the workers were working 48-hour weeks with compensation as low as 99 pence per hour or 190 Pounds per month.

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There have been worldwide protests due to the same with Amnesty International and Human Rights raising questions around the same. Denmark also revealed a toned-down version of their kit for the tournament in protest to the issues that were going on.

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