The World Cup in Qatar has already caused a stir, but the debate surrounding the event is clearly not over.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said a few days ago “We must not politicise sport”, regarding the World Cup in Qatar. This sentence was uttered after he announced that he would go to Qatar for the semi-final or the final if theFrench team was present.
Some object that the French President has already politicised sport in the past, notably by decorating athletes. “This Legion of Honour obliges you”, he assured the French football team, the 2018 world champions, in March 2019. “It obliges you for the Nation, and for the youth of France who will need your commitment.”
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