OK, if migrant labourers died building stadiums and hotels etc for the World Cup, pick any number you want, and people aren’t truly sickened by that but are more worried about whether LGBTQ people will be arrested for contravening Qatar’s laws (noting UK held the World Wup in 1966 but didn’t legalise homosexuality until 1967); and if people are more worried about drinking bans in the stadiums than human life; this to me shows how our values are fundamentally wrong.
The choices and pleasures we can have shouldn’t be at the expense of another human’s life.
The more we go on thinking like this, the worse this “modern slavery” problem will become.
I’m sick of the World Cup, and it hasn’t even started yet! I won’t be watching.