ALBAWABA - As spectators in stadium, or in front of television and mobile phone sets cheered for Morocco's incredible 2-0 win over Belgium in the FIFA World Cup championship in Qatar's capital Doha, more voices were raised in support of the Palestinians and other oppressed people worldwide.
In Qatar, Everyone was static, from the top as represented by Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the fans in the stadiums, and to people across the Arab world.
Despite the controversies that surfaced during Doha's event, such as the presence of Israeli television crews, Qatar reaffirming its vehement opposition to LGTBQ, FIFA's international football matches are turning into a platform for support to Palestine, and others lacking freedoms.
For the first time, Israelis are learning firsthand about the true feelings of Arab fans towards Palestine, watching an incredible show of solidarity with the Palestinians, who endured the longest occupation in history, in the stadiums in Qatar.
Moroccan football fans have displayed a large "Free Palestine" banner in the Belgium vs Morocco match today. The gesture is in support of the Palestinian cause. pic.twitter.com/HthUGPjQCP— garah (@garah7611) November 27, 2022
One Israeli anchor told Moroccans: "we have peace with your country," a reference to the signed Abraham accords. But the fans walked away, snubbing him..
#المغرب_بلجيكا— Leɛyun 🇲🇦 ۞ (@5_ersito) November 27, 2022
صور تلخص كل شيئ العديان قالك بين #المغرب و #قطر هناك أزمة 🤣
صور من تشجيع أمير قطر للمنتخب المغربي في مواجهة بلجيكا، نحن في حضن عربي يساعدنا على الانتصار. شكرا لقطر شعبا وحكاما pic.twitter.com/VlGidPvQzs
Pity is the fact that the Belgians were so upset for losing to the Atlas Lions that they went on a rampage with mass riots erupting across their country, including in Dutch cities reaching as far as Antwerp and Amsterdam.
اللي يحاضرون علينا قبل البطولة— حمد لحدان المهندي (@hamadlahdan) November 27, 2022
شغب في بروكسل عقب فوز المغرب على منتخبهم pic.twitter.com/BGtK6LMhi2
🎖يحدث الآن :— الأحداث الروسية🇷🇺🎖 (@soldier2017kg) November 27, 2022
أعمال شغب واضطرابات في مدن روتردام ولاهاي وأمستردام الهولندية بعد فوز المغرب بكأس العالم على بلجيكا pic.twitter.com/fIqxM5NkKJ
Meanwhile, Qataris whose homes are adjacent to one of the stadiums hosting the tournament distributed sweets on passersby after Morocco's team win:
البيوت القطرية المجاورة لاستاد المباراة توزع الحلويات بمناسبة فوز المغرب— حمد لحدان المهندي (@hamadlahdan) November 27, 2022
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