Qatar World Cup: Ecuador fans chant ‘We want beer’ after ban on alcohol sales

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The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must adapt one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. In non-Muslim countries, one must adapt their behavior to Muslim sensibilities.

“’We want beer!’: Ecuador fans taunt Qatar during their World Cup debut against the host nation after they banned the sale of alcohol in stadiums during the tournament,” by Jeorge Bird, MailOnline, November 21, 2022:

Ecuador fans were heard chanting ‘We want beer’ during their nation’s opening World Cup match against Qatar.

The chant was in response to Qatar’s decision to ban the sale of alcohol in stadiums during the tournament.

Despite FIFA having a £63 million sponsorship deal with Budweiser, the Qatari royal family made the decision to ban alcohol inside the stadium just two days before the start of the tournament.

Supporters can buy alcohol in the fan zones, but a pint is priced at £12 and people are limited to just four drinks each. Alcohol will also be available in the hospitality boxes of the stadiums.

Under normal circumstances, alcohol is largely restricted in Qatar, except in a few hotels and restaurants.

Fans from Ecuador were heard chanting: ‘Queremos cerveza’, which translates to ‘We want beer’.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has dismissed claims by European fans that the alcohol ban is unfair.

Infantino said: ‘Honestly, if this is the biggest problem we have for the World Cup, I’ll sign immediately, go to the beach and relax until December 18.

Every decision we make in this World Cup is a joint decision between Qatar and FIFA. Personally, I think if you can’t drink a beer for three hours a day, you’ll survive.’…

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