Philip Patrick Philip Patrick

Paris’s football World Cup boycott will achieve little

A French fan watches his team in action during the 2018 World Cup (Credit: Getty images)

Several French cities have announced that they will be boycotting the upcoming World Cup in protest against the Qatari state’s human rights record and, for some, the alleged environmental impact of the event. The customary big screens and specially designated fans zones have been cancelled in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Marseilles, Strasbourg and Reims.

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