The city of Paris will not broadcast World Cup football matches in Qatar
Author: Clark Tos
After Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Lille, the city of Paris also announces that it will not broadcast the matches of the world football in Qatar. It evokes environmental and human reasons.
A month and a half before the start of the football world cup in Qatar , the list of French cities refusing fan zones and giant screens is growing. Monday, October 3, it was Paris which announced its intention not to broadcast the matches of the World Cup on the big screen.
For our colleagues from Huffington Post , Pierre Rabadan, the deputy in charge of sport for the city of Paris, declared yesterday: “ We made the decision several weeks ago not to set up celebration areas for the World Cup in Qatar ».
Pierre Rabadan justifies this decision by the city by citing several environmental and human reasons. ' This event represents the exact opposite model to the one we want to promote for Paris-2024. This is particularly true in terms of sustainability, with stadiums built for this competition alone, which will also be air-conditioned and the working conditions of workers on construction sites and respect for human rights (...) undermined ».
No giant screens to save energy
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Following this declaration, Paris is therefore on the list of cities boycotting the World Cup in Qatar, and joins Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lille and Rodez.
In addition to the reasons mentioned above on the environmental and human aspect, Pierre Rabadan also underlines the energy problems that such an organization in the city would pose at a time when the government is calling on the French to reduce the heater in their house.
« The fact that the World Cup takes place at this time of year [from November to December, editor's note] is the second reason that leads us not to organize these celebration areas. At a time when we are calling for energy sobriety, it would have seemed contradictory “, he believes.
The World Cup in Qatar will take place from November 20 until December 18.Source : Huffington Post