The World Cup in Qatar 2022 starts in a few days, but those who chose to attend are already giving - through social media - detailing the atmosphere that prevails in Qatar.
Greece is absent from the World Cup, but is present through a culinary "representation". More specifically, the Greek salad is a hit in Qatar and the Qataris are selling it to the fans there for €10.
A photo of the "Greek salad" has circulated on social media, causing outrage, both for the name "Greek salad" given to it, and for the small quantity which is served.
"Mad you can be arrested for being gay yet this goes unpunished", one Twitter user wrote under the post, while another commented: “I assume the rest of the Greek salad is in a British museum somewhere?"
Greek salad at the Qatar World Cup fan zone
🇶🇦 38 Rial (£9) pic.twitter.com/K5taOhM9Q3
— Footy Scran (@FootyScran) November 16, 2022
The conditions in which this year's World Cup is taking place are unprecedented and for this there are several reactions. A few days ago it was known that a beer in the theme pub of Qatar will cost 95 pounds.
Meanwhile, the controversies surrounding the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar have been hitting the headlines recently. In another such news, Virgin Atlantic Airlines suspended its gender-neutral uniform for its crew members on the carrier that flew England's World Cup squad to Qatar.
The Airlines noted that the decision was taken after a 'risk assessment... considering laws and attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community and expressions of identity'.
The flight carrying the England World Cup squad from Birmingham was believed to be an Airbus A350 plane called 'Rain Bow' - a symbol of LGBT+ pride.
"We're proud our leading Gender Identity Policy allows our people to express themselves through uniform choice.
"Following a risk assessment, it was recommended the policy was not applied on today's charter flight to ensure the safety of our people," read a statement by Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
Concerns have been raised by various circles over the treatment of LGBTQ+ fans visiting the country for the tournament.
Recently, an advisory was issued for women visiting the Muslim nation for the World Cup to adhere to 'proper clothing' by wearing clothes that are not too revealing, failing which one can even land in jail according to Qatari laws.
The laws in Qatar ban women from showing their body parts in public, and it is a punishable offence. However, the FIFA website states that women are allowed to wear the clothes of their choice, but they should be respectful and mindful of the laws prevalent in Qatar.