The city of Paris will not install a giant screen and will not broadcast the matches of the 2022 World Cup, which takes place from November 20 to December 18 in Qatar. The French capital joins the revolt carried out by several cities against the competition organized in the Gulf country.
Little by little, the big French cities are joining a movement to boycott the 2022 World Cup. After Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lille or Marseille, now it’s up to Paris to say no.
According to information revealed by AFP on Monday night, no World Cup match will be broadcast on a giant screen during the competition organized from November 20 to December 18 in Qatar.
“Pour nous il n’a pas été question d’installer des zones de diffusion des matches pour plusieurs raisons: la première c’est les conditions de l’organisation de cette Coupe du monde, both on the environmental and social aspects, the seconde, c’est la temporalité, le fait que ça ait lieu au mois de décembre”, to glissé à l’agence l’adjoint chargé du Sport, Pierre Rabadan, pour qui “ce modèle de grands événements va à l’encontre de what [Paris] want to organize.
Elected environmentalists demanded a boycott
Despite the situation of Paris Saint-Germain, owned by Qatar, the tricolor capital therefore refuses to participate in the promotion of the 2022 World Cup by not installing any fan zone or any giant screen in order to facilitate the broadcasting of tournament matches .
This lack of publicity from the meetings will please the elected environmentalists in Paris. Earlier this Monday, the group Les Écologistes called for a boycott of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in the Parisian public space for both human and environmental issues. “The Groupe Les Ecologistes de Paris denounces the organization of the Qatar Football World Cup and asks the city of Paris not to stage the broadcast of this sporting event, organized in conditions contrary to human rights and the environment, they had demanded the elected ecologists through a press release. […] The organization of this World Cup in Qatar is also an environmental scandal. While Qatar proclaims with great fanfare the so-called ‘carbon neutrality’ of the world, in reality the construction of infrastructures, the air conditioning of open-air stadiums and the establishment of more than 160 daily flights to transport fans from neighboring countries to Qatar It’s an ecological disaster.”