Qatar invites World Cup fans to get the full migrant labor camp experience
DOHA, Qatar (The Egg) — Qatar has unveiled their World Cup fan village this week, inviting fans from around the world to get the full migrant labor camp experience, complete with poor living conditions, long commutes by bus, and sweltering heat.
The 6,000-cabin fan village offers guests the opportunity to live in a metal shipping container in the desert for $200 a night. Each cabin, lined up in a row of just over a mile long, can hold just one or two people, depending on if you are married.
“We don’t have enough hotel capacity for all the teams, workers, and fans,” a spokesperson for the Qatari Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said. “But we have great experience in quickly setting up migrant camps.”
At the unveiling event, journalists were brought in to view the accommodations. The sky was gray, heat radiated off the containers, and hot desert winds kicked up sand that blinded many in the media. Sadly, three journalists succumbed to the elements and were whisked away by unknown men in white robes.
“We’re sorry for anyone that feels uncomfortable with our affordable housing, but too many of our workers died before they could build more hotels,” the spokesperson continued.
The event lasted several hours and journalists were locked in the containers until they wrote a positive tweet about the World Cup. Eventually, after threats of violence and arrest didn’t work, money was offered which made everyone forget about what they just saw.