Norway Football Club Releases Uniform Highlighting Qatari Human Rights Issues Ahead of World Cup

A football club based in Tromso, Norway, released a jersey that features a QR code leading to a website detailing human rights issues in Qatar a year before the Middle Eastern country is scheduled to host the World Cup.

This video, published on December 6, shows Malcolm Bidali, activist and former migrant worker in Qatar, promoting the kit, a collaboration between him, the Tromso IL football club, and Amnesty International that accuses the country of enabling modern slavery.

“How many human rights violations will it take before the football community unites to demand better protection for migrant workers?” Tromso IL asked in a press release.

“I just hope that this initiative by Tromso football club will be embraced and will, you know, educate and raise awareness on the issue,” Bidali said in the footage. “I’m super excited for this,” he added.

The kit was released one year before Qatar is scheduled to host the World Cup. Credit: Tromsø IL via Storyful

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