Comfort of World Cup 2022 fans my priority, claims Nepalese worker
DOHA: The need for football fans to enjoy the 2022 FIFA World Cup in comfort and without sweat stains is a key objective for Nepalese labourer Raju Agarwal.
In response to a report predicting 4,000 worker deaths before the first whistle of the competition, Agarwal said the labourers’ sacrifice would be worth it if visiting supporters from around the world could be spared moist armpits.
“I live in a metal box with twelve other men, toil all day in the blazing heat and last week four colleagues died in various work-related incidents,” said Agarwal.
“But if it means fair-skinned punters from the northern hemisphere can watch the sport they love without ruining their weight in handkerchiefs, those deaths were not in vain.”