I subscribe to the AFR for David Rowe and Rear Window. Its editorials are DLP circa 1952. But today’s showed a new level of anaemic inanity about FIFA and Qatar that is so woolly, it could have come from the other stable.
Hence, FIFA’s questionable-from-the-start choice of Qatar as host of football’s global showpiece generated outrage among Western media pundits and social media users during the tournament.
That might speak well of the West’s sense of universal human rights – even if social conscience is measured by the duration of a TV spot or characters in a tweet. But what some might call a form of cultural imperialism may now be factored in by international sporting bodies against awarding major global events to countries with poor human rights records.