For the past decade, many thousands of immigrant workers have suffered exploitation amounting to forced labor while others have died in bringing the world the 2022 World Cup. Yet only a few footballers have spoken out so far. Until now.Because each fall to the ground of the football players reflects a symbolic act of protest to commemorate the workers that fell during the construction of this World Cup. Being an integral part of football play, these falls will happen no matter what and as such represent an unstoppable and continuous form of symbolic protest in a country where criticism isn’t tolerated.
Every fall of the football players during the World Cup is a reminder of those who fell constructing it.