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John Oliver Slams Qatar’s Selection as World Cup Host By ‘Comically Grotesque' FIFA: VIDEO

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On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took aim at the FIFA bribery scandal and applied his “sausage principle”– the theory that says if you love something, never find out how it was made - to his beloved World Cup.

Oliver went on to criticize FIFA’s decision to choose Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, stating that there are “between one and fifty reasons why that is a horrible idea” Among those reasons listed are the country’s scorching temperatures and its slave state working conditions, with presumably one of the other 48 reasons being that homosexuality remains illegal in the country.

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  1. Am I really supposed to care that the World Cup is going to be held in Qatar(a country I've never even heard of before)in the year 2022(8 years away). Homosexuality is illegal there? I've got a lot of things on my plate in my own backyard where homosexuality and many other things are quite legal.
    By the way, I watched the whole clip and FIFA sounds like the Government - just smile politely and try to avoid it as much as possible.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jun 10, 2014 8:49:22 PM


  2. So a profoundly ignorant troll appropriated David From Canada's name.

    Trolls will say anything:
    "...FROM CANADA" "... where homosexuality and many other things are quite legal."

    Being gay is not illegal in Canada. There is homophobia but it isn't institutionalized.

    Get a life troll and stop impersonating people.

    Posted by: Anon | Jun 10, 2014 9:55:49 PM


  3. David from Canada - good to hear that you've never heard of Qatar. Perhaps you would if you step out sometimes.. and when you do step out, you'll see that you're not the only person on this planet.

    Posted by: Anon | Jun 11, 2014 2:25:51 AM


  4. Great. We are going to have years pronouncing, "Qatar" in about a dozen different ways. "Cutter" "Cat-tar" "Guitar" etc.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jun 11, 2014 4:56:12 AM


  5. Brilliant!

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 11, 2014 7:29:23 AM


  6. A lot of people think there's eventually going to be a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup and the U.S. is one of the few countries that can have stadiums and an infrastructure ready in time.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 11, 2014 8:49:38 AM


  7. This is shocking and disgraceful, but not surprising, given the workings of the International Olympics Committee.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Jun 11, 2014 8:54:05 AM


  8. This is shocking and disgraceful, but not surprising, given the workings of the International Olympics Committee.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Jun 11, 2014 8:54:19 AM


  9. He's preaching to the wrong crowd. Only outside of the US does this decision matter.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 11, 2014 9:33:59 AM


  10. "He's preaching to the wrong crowd. Only outside of the US does this decision matter."

    Wrong, douchenugget.

    And you do know that HBO is available outside of the U.S.?

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 11, 2014 10:03:49 AM


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