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    Well done the club...

    Liverpool have rejected a five-star hotel in Doha, Qatar, after discovering a number of human rights issues surrounding the spot.

    The Reds will go to the Middle East in December for the Club World Cup, a competition they qualified for after winning the Champions League in June.

    They were offered the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, a palatial luxury hotel on the artificial island of Pearl-Qatar but turned down the option to stay there due to its dubious past, according to The Athletic.

    In October 2018, an investigation by the Guardian revealed that migrant workers employed by the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel were earning salaries below that of the minimum wage and were in breach of labour laws.

    The investigation also revealed security guards were working 12-hour shifts in 45C temperatures, earning little more that £8 a day.

    The Athletic also claims Liverpool have now “informed FIFA and Qatari authorities of their decision and have relocated to a hotel on the mainland that did not generate any such worries.”

    Liverpool will not be staying at the luxury complex on this island
    Liverpool’s decision to find alternative accommodation themselves is likely to increase the scrutiny on Qatar amid long-standing allegations of migrant worker abuse.

    It is understood that FIFA and the Qatari authorities have been responsive to all of the club’s requests so far.

    In Qatar, a large majority of the tourism and leisure sector falls outside of the control of the authorities, with many hotels being run by global corporations including the Kempinski.

    The country face frequent accusations over the use of slave labour as they prepare to host the 2022 World Cup.

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    That's all well and good but Jordan Henderson is shit and Mo Salah is a cunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    That's all well and good but Jordan Henderson is shit and Mo Salah is a cunt.
    Well yeah, that's a given but we are not allowed to discuss that kind of thing on a football forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1988 View Post
    Well yeah, that's a given but we are not allowed to discuss that kind of thing on a football forum.
    Yes we are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taksin View Post
    Yes we are!
    I see what you did there.
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    On principle we should avoid the hole country.

    However as a club we are obliged to turn up and try and win the competition.

    It's a hard place to be in, whereby fifa and UEFA really should be front and centre under continuous investigations.

    Hard place to be for the club. Guess this token gesture of objection at least raises the media awareness via our actions, wont solve a jot mind.

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    You'd be hard pressed to find any hotel in places like Qatar or Dubai that weren't built on the back of abuse of migrant workers. I applaud the clubs intentions though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taksin View Post
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