Sepp Blatter has joked that homosexuals should give celibacy a try if they head to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Concerns about hosting the World Cup in a country where drinking alcohol in public and homosexuality are illegal have been raised since the Middle East country was awarded the tournament.
Blatter laughed off the worries. He said: “I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”
Showing unusual awareness that his comments would spark lots of stories like this, he decided to give an alternative, serious answer too.
Grabbing his crotch and mouthing obscenities at Fernando Torres, he said: “We are definitely living in a world of freedom and I’m sure when the World Cup will be in Qatar in 2022, there will be no problems. You see in the Middle East the opening of this culture, it’s another culture because it’s another religion, but in football we have no boundaries.
“We open everything to everybody and I think there shall not be any discrimination against any human beings be it on this side or that side, be it left, right or whatever. If they want to watch a match somewhere in Qatar 2022, I’m sure they will be admitted to such matches.”
Cue protests in Qatar that the World Cup is being used as a vehicle for sneaking gayness into the country!