Qatar fluffs its World Cup kickoff

Disgraced actor Morgan Freeman performed in the ceremony in front of thousands of empty seats, which was not shown in the UK as the BBC chose to show a report about the country’s human rights record instead, raising accusations of hypocrisy.The World Cup, which has been plagued with controversy over the Middle Eastern country’s treatment of foreign workers, LGBT+ rights and social restrictions, has been seen as a way of varnishing its image on the world stage.