There is no need to ban alcohol in Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, Orji Kalu, the senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly expressed this sentiment on his Facebook page, saying it is important to consider the needs of football fans.
Qatar, Kalu said: “This ban should consider the impact it will have on those who follow football with great passion.”
“Football is secular. He knows no religion, no culture, no tribe.
“Visitor fans will be disappointed not to be able to watch the beautiful leather game with a can of Budweiser, Heineken or Guinness in hand.
“After signing a $75 million sponsorship deal with FIFA, Budweiser may be taking this major breach of contract for granted.
“It may also have a negative impact on developing countries in the future in terms of their bid to host the World Cup,” warned Kalu.
He further advised: “Qatar should reconsider their decision and fulfill their promises to the fans for cultural reasons.
“There is an international standard in football and the availability of alcohol in the stadium is one of them. It’s entertainment and entertainment should be whole, not part of it.”
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