Fifa urged to act on workers abuse
12:48am Saturday 22nd Mar 2014 in National News
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Jim Murphy wants a Scottish Football Association to pronounce out over a tellurian rights abuses behind a 2022 World Cup
Football’s ruling physique needs to act to urge a diagnosis of thousands of migrant workers building a infrastructure for a 2022 World Cup, a comparison Labour politician said.
Jim Murphy, a shade general growth secretary, pronounced a “widespread” abuse of workers in Qatar was a “ugly tip of a pleasing game”.
He demanded movement from football’s ruling physique Fifa, and also urged a Scottish Football Association (SFA) to pronounce out on a issue.
Mr Murphy, a MP for East Renfrewshire, is due to transport to Qatar to accommodate construction workers there subsequent week.
Ahead of that he lifted a emanate during Scottish Labour’s discussion in Perth, revelation activists there: “The diagnosis of these unable migrant workers is a nauseous tip of a pleasing game.”
He pronounced many of these workers “are duped into travelling thousands of miles, many of them have their passports confiscated, many of them go but pay, live in terrible conditions, work prolonged hours and have unthinkable debts”.
The Labour MP said: “This isn’t particular instances, it’s widespread as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have researched and testified.
“The late and good Bill Shankly was wrong when he said, ‘Some people trust football is a matter of life and genocide we can assure we it is much, most some-more critical than that.’ Because in Qatar currently football is a matter of life and genocide for distant too many. Hundreds have already died and thousands are in danger.”
He insisted: “No-one should have to die to move us a sporting tournament.
“So things have got to change, we can no longer endure this. Fifa has got to act, a SFA has got to mangle a overpower on a abuse in Qatar since no World Cup should be built on a behind of forced work and a passed bodies of migrant workers.”
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