World Cup sponsors Visa, Coke comment on Qatar work conditions
Visa and Coca-Cola, two of the World Cup's major sponsors, have issued statements regarding migrant worker abuse in the construction of 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar.
New reports regarding the continually inhumane work and housing conditions of migrant workers tasked with constructing new buildings for the event have raised an uproar around the globe. The two sponsors, Coke and then Visa, were the first to respond.
"The Coca-Cola Company does not condone human rights abuses anywhere in the world," Coca-Cola's statement read, according to Marketing Magazine. "We know FIFA is working with Qatari authorities to address specific labor and human rights issues. We expect FIFA to continue taking these matters seriously and to work toward further progress."
- Jeremy Woo