Anti-World Cup sabotage the broadcast of matches in bars

Using a pirate remote control, anti-World Cups turn off televisions in Parisian bars (photo illustration).  - Credit:ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

Using a pirate remote control, anti-World Cups turn off televisions in Parisian bars (photo illustration). – Credit:ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

Some activists have made a gadget to spoil the experience of supporters gathered in bars. An approach that wants to be “pacifist”.

“A form of pacifist resistance to the World Cup. “Many French people show their opposition to the World Cup organized since Sunday at the Qatar. Raised against non-compliance with human rights in the countrythe carbon footprint of the event or even the number of victims in the construction of stadiums, they decided to boycott the World Cup. These anti-World Cups are ready to do anything to harm the event, even if it means spoiling the show for viewers, relates The Parisian.

Using a pirate remote control, named “TV-B-Gone”, they go to Parisian bars to turn off the televisions. These zappettes, which have a range of 45 meters, are designed at La Recyclerie, an anti-Mondial workshop created by Dan Geiselhart, also founder of the environmental media Climax. “The idea is not to weigh political decisions on the back of the supporter, or to annoy them. But more to show a signal, and to say that we can love football, but that we can also say that in this World Cup, things are not going well, ”he assures daily.

“It’s not very cool for the guy who runs his bar”

Within the Recyclerie, the anti-World Cup supporters who make these remote controls are not aiming for mass action or to impose a boycott on others. “I don’t think it’s very cool for the guy who runs his bar, because he’s not responsible for all that,” says Nicolas, who wants to use this tool to […] Read more

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