Manchester United ace midfielder Bruno Fernandes has not held back from speaking about the World Cup in Qatar in a withering interview.
After Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Fulham on Sunday, Fernandes went on an explosive rant, making clear his feelings about the upcoming tournament.
He said (via The Athletic): “It’s not exactly the time we want to be playing in the World Cup.
“I think for everyone, players and fans, it’s not the best time. Kids will be at school, people will be working and the timings will not be the best for people to watch the games.
“We know the surroundings of the World Cup, what has been in the past few weeks, past few months, about the people that have died on the construction of the stadiums. We are not happy about that at all.
“We want football to be for everyone – everyone has to be included and involved in a World Cup because a World Cup is the world.
“It’s for everyone – it doesn’t matter who. These kinds of things I think should not happen at any time.
“But for a World Cup it’s more than football, it’s a party for fans, and players, something that’s a joy to watch, should be done in a better way.”
Fair play to Fernandes for speaking out
The Qatar World Cup has been surrounded by several negative topics, but not many people have voiced their opinion as strongly as Fernandes.
Coming from a player as prominent as him, his outburst will be heard widely.
Fernandes is a key part of the Portugal team that will begin its campaign against Ghana on November 24.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot are the other Portuguese players from the United squad who will represent their country.
The timing of the tournament is a highly debatable topic. It is the first time the World Cup will be staged in the middle of the traditional football season.
When it comes to Qatar, deep-rooted concerns like human rights violations and anti-homosexuality laws persist in abundance.
The World Cup is considered one of the biggest sports events. It is watched by millions of people across the globe.
Having this gloomy atmosphere around it is not something the fans would have hoped for.
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