Gianni Infantino and his defense exhausted by a journalist

WORLD CUP 2022 – “ You don’t know what it is to be gayInfantino. You don’t know what it is to be African. In duplex from Doha, Qatar, journalist Mélissa Reddy, who covers the 2022 World Cup for the Sky Sports News channel, reacted strongly to the press conference of the president of fifawhich occurred a few minutes earlier this Saturday, November 19.

As you can see in the video at the top of the article, Gianni Infantino has indeed tried to counter criticism aimed at the competition, with a particularly confusing defense. ” Today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African, today I feel gay, today I feel disabled, today I feel migrant worker, » he shelled in a solemn tone, in the introduction of a monologue of almost an hour.

A defense dismantled point by point

“You don’t know what it’s like to be gay, Infantino. You don’t know what it’s like to be disabled. You don’t know what it’s like to be African “So retorted the South African reporter Melissa Reddy on the British channel Sky Sports News, shortly after the end of the press conference.

And the journalist to dismantle point by point the anaphora of the president of Fifa, denouncing a speech ” amazing ” and ” disrespectful “. ” It is all the more amazing that he will be re-elected, without even having an opponent in front of him, including after seeing such things said, “ she denounced. Gianni Infantino is indeed the only candidate to succeed him for the presidency of Fifa in 2023.

“Don’t Divide”

In recent weeks, several Western selections have repeated their intention to discuss human rights during their stay in Qatar: the English and German federations say they are ready to pay any fines imposed by Fifa to sanction political positions, the Americans have already adorned their base camp with a multicolored flag, and the captains of eight selections intend to wear an armband in the colors of the LGBT flag.

For its part, Fifa announced on Saturday “campaigns” at each stage of the tournament around slogans like #SaveThePlanet, #ProtectChildren, #EducationForAll or #NoDiscrimination, but did not clearly announce how she would react to armbands or dissenting messages. “Do not divide, the world is sufficiently divided. We are organizing a World Cup, not a war”, urged Gianni Infantino. Before hurling criticism hypocrites against his competition.

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