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Bundesliga supporters show Qatar World Cup protest banners


Nov-05 23:06 first published at 23:06 PM

On Saturday, at least three groups of fans protested the Qatar World Cup by holding up banners.

Supporters of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and Hertha Berlin all expressed their displeasure with the upcoming tournament.

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During the Hertha-Bayern match, a large banner read ‘Boycott Qatar 2022.’ Television cameras easily spotted the sign, which was prominently displayed along the front wall of fans in row one. The match took place at Hertha’s Olympiastadion.

Bayern fans carried a sign with a more ominous message.

‘15,000 dead for 5,760 minutes of football,’ read the banner in the away end. ‘You should be ashamed’ in German. In a thrilling match, the visiting Bayern Munich won 3-2. The first half saw the scoring of all five goals.

Dortmund fans fill a section of the stadium with protest banners.

Dortmund fans also carried banners protesting the Qatar World Cup.

In front of the yellow wall, a large ‘Boycott Qatar 2022’ sign stood out. ‘Qatar Abschalten!’ read another banner. In English, this means ‘Qatar turned off!’

Banners covered parts of the stands inside Signal Iduna Park. There were at least 15 signs referencing the World Cup in one section. Throughout the match, a broadcast camera spanned the section. One of the more prominent signs read,’more dead than game minutes.’

Dortmund won the match against VFL Bochum 3-0 to take all three points.

Youssoufa Moukoko scored twice in the first half, and Giovanni Reyna of the United States men’s national team also scored. Moukoko, 17, became the Bundesliga’s youngest player to reach ten career league goals.

The Qatar 2022 World Cup kicks off in less than two weeks.

Since the Middle Eastern country won the bid to host the tournament a few years ago, the tournament has faced almost constant criticism.

Human rights concerns, competition scheduling, and a migrant worker crisis are at the forefront of public attention.

Photographer: IMAGO / Laci Perenyi

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