On the eve of the first meeting of this 2022 World Cup, Gianni Infantino was present this Saturday at a press conference, in Doha. The boss of FIFA was able to defend himself from the criticisms that have rained down for a few weeks, in particular from the point of view of respect for the rights of LGBT + people. Just after the long speech of the Swiss, Bryan Swanson, the organization’s communications director, took the floor to announce his homosexuality: “I sit here in Qatar in a privileged position, in front of the whole world, as gay” , he announced. The 42-year-old then assured that everyone will be welcomed in Qatar: “We have received assurances that everyone is welcome and I believe everyone is welcome in this World Cup” .
“Just because Gianni isn’t gay doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about this issue” continued the former Sky Sports journalist. “I thought long and hard about sharing this or not.he detailed. At FIFA, we care about everyone. We are an inclusive organization. I have a number of gay colleagues. I am fully aware of the debate and I fully respect the right of others to think differently. I understand. But I also know what we are fighting for.” .