“This world is crazy, we are beyond stupidity”: the first political reactions to the assignment of the Asian Winter Games to Saudi Arabia

After the World Cup dispute in Qatar, this announcement seems like a joke. However it is official. “Let’s not waste time: boycott, ban on European companies from participating in the project and diplomatic opposition”he reacted directly to the French MEP Manon Aubry (La France Insoumise).

Within the Belgian political world, we have not yet called for such a categorical action. But some have shared their dismay on social networks after the announcement of this award.

“Believing that we have not learned anything from the choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum”tweeted the Minister of State André Flahaut. Comprehend “to err is human, to persevere is evil”.

For his part, the president of the Committed (ex-cdH) Maxime Prévot wonders where we live. “This world is crazy”writes the president. “The 2029 Asian Winter Games (skiing, skating, etc.) have been awarded to Saudi Arabia in the middle of the desert. It will be in a futuristic city that does not yet exist. Obviously many have not yet grasped any of the climate challenges. Let’s go beyond stupidity “face the politician.

The group leader of this same party in the Brussels parliament says nothing else. “The world is definitely going crazy. Unimaginable and totally irresponsible”observes Céline Fremault.

Among the federal ministers, the ecologist Georges Gilkinet has already reacted. He ironically opposes this project. “Soon Wimbledon in the Sahara, the Tour de France in Antarctica and the World Cup in Qatar in the refrigerated stadiums? I love the sport. But seasonal and down to earth”indicates the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility.

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