Socceroos make collective statement to speak out about Qatar’s human rights record | Australia

The Socceroos, including their captain Mat Ryan, have issued a strong collective statement of protest over the human rights record of Qatar, the country which will controversially host the tournament starting next month.

The Australian men’s national team released a video on Thursday morning with 16 players delivering their message line by line, raising concerns about the “suffering” of migrant workers and the inability in Qatar of the LGBTI+ people “to love the person that they choose”.

“There are universal values that should define football values such as respect, dignity,…

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