A fifty personalities from Gard call to boycott of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Among the first signatories: elected officials, former elected officials and public figures of the department. The former elected environmentalist of Nîmes Alain Fabre-Pujol is also at the origin of the petition, to be found here. It is addressed to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and she has already collected 280 signatures.
Deputy Mayor of Vauvert Kathy Guyot, elected PS, is one of the signatories. For her, this World Cup in Qatar is an aberration: « We are facing a grotesque situation! We are in a critical situation on the environmental level, critical on the social level and Qatar is not an example in terms of democracy, it is a homophobic country, where women are not considered as full citizens. « , indignant Kathy Guyot.
I also care about how the thousands of migrant workers who came to build these stadiums were treated. Some will go and sit on grandstands or play on lawns that are stained with blood. It’s a real scandal! » – Kathy Guyot
The signatories evoke other personalities who have already taken a stand against this Cup in Qatar: « After some former « footballers » including Eric Cantona Where _Philip Lahm_various organizations or citizens of which we are the actor Vincent Lindon recently recalled the humanist values of the republic which must lead France, and the European countries qualified to boycott the next football world cup », reads on the petition page.
For Richard Tibérino, Gard departmental councilor and deputy mayor of Nîmes, this call for a boycott transcends all parties.
« In the petition that I signed, there are three quarters of elected representatives from the left. But we must defend the planet whether we are on the right or on the left! » – Richard Tiberino.
« We meet on common republican values. It’s not political, it’s on a personal basis, moreover I do not engage the responsibility of the town hall of Nîmes, I sign in my name. This concerns us all , it’s really big, it’s a thousand times worse than the PSG jet affair!“explains the elected Gardois.