Jackson Irvine urges footballers to use 2022 World Cup to speak out on human rights

Australia midfielder says global spotlight must not be ‘wasted’Irvine also spearheaded statement backing LGBTQ+ rightsAustralia midfielder Jackson Irvine has urged footballers heading to the 2022 World Cup to use the opportunity of the tournament being staged in Qatar to speak up on human rights issues and have their voices heard by a global audience.Irvine has been outspoken on various off-field issues in the past and was instrumental in putting together the Socceroos’ groundbreaking statement last month that raised collective concerns over Qatar’s record on human rights.

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