Russia and Qatar World Cups are ‘insane’ due to homophobia, says Robbie Rogers

  • Both countries have strong veins of homophobia
  • Fears gay players and fans would be at risk

Robbie Rogers, the world’s highest-profile openly gay footballer, has said the decision to give Russia and Qatar the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is “insane”.

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, while Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said gay people at the country’s Winter Olympics in 2014 “should leave children alone”.

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