Qatar World Cup, Codacons: “Snai does not accept sports bets on matches”

President Rienzi to Adnkronos: “Even the fans boycott the bets, now concrete facts are needed”

“A stronger signal is needed. A boycott pure and simple otherwise it is useless. We therefore call on fans to boycott sports betting, and we urge Snai not to accept bets on the World Cup of football in Qatar”. The president of the Codacons Carlo Rienzi, who thus returns to the World Cup controversy in Qatar after the launch of the ‘Let’s boycott the World Cup’ campaign, announcing his intention to adopt new measures.

“In the event that the judiciary ascertains the crime of corruption in charge of Qatar for obtaining the World Cup, we will form a civil party”, announces Rienzi. Which underlines some points: “The worldwide indignation against Qatar for the right reasons, from the 6,000 dead workers to LGBTQ rights and all the rest, cannot be limited to the World Cup, furthermore facilitated by the fact that Italy does not even participate. That was a provocation to talk about the problem, given that our country wakes up only with football”.

Now therefore “we must move on to step 2 -says the president of Codacons- Concrete and targeted limitation of the commercial exchange of Italy and all the other ‘civilized’ countries”. Because “one cannot be indignant only during the World Cupand it should be done against all the countries that systematically violate the civil rights, of women, of homosexuals, and not only against the Arab countries”.