FIFA World Cup 2022: Kowtowing to Homophobia

Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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10 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    Oh come on, I thought the Europeans were so morally superior and culturally refined when compared to us rubes in the US? I guess they aren’t as great as some folks think they are.Report

    • ThatPirateGuy in reply to Scott says:

      Aren’t you the same guys who wants to reverse Lawrence v. Texas?Report

      • Jaybird in reply to ThatPirateGuy says:

        That wasn’t Scott (not to my knowledge, anyway) but Koz who explicitly stated that we should “bring back Lawrence v. Texas. That should solve most of the problems.”

        Scott didn’t comment in that thread, as far as I can tell.Report

    • RTod in reply to Scott says:


      I don’t understand your comment, what it is apropos of, who it is directed to or what it’s purpose is.

      Do you have an argument for or against, or is this just a talk-radio sound bit thrown out to let us know you’re most definitely not French?Report

  2. Anna says:

    RTod – I’m guessing Scott is referring to Blatter – but it is really a nonsensical statement as he is actually pretty hated world-wide by many soccer enthusiasts for more than just his choices regarding the latest host countries. He is a sexist and vile creature regardless of the fact he is from Switzerland, I guess Scott is just trying to get a lame dig in on Europeans based on the actions of one dude. FAIL.Report

  3. Rufus F. says:

    When you remove the weird non-sequitors from this, what’s left?
    “I would say that they should refrain from sexual activities….We are living in a world of freedom and when the World Cup will be in Qatar, this will be in 2022. And you can see in the Middle East the opening of this culture. It is another culture because it is another religion, but in football we have no boundaries.”

    This sounds like it was translated by Babelfish from dog. My favorite sentence, hands down is, “We are living in a world of freedom and when the World Cup will be in Qatar, this will be in 2022”. To which all I can say is: Indeed, love is a splendid thing and often when it rains the time is 2:45.Report