US viewers accuse Fox Sports of ‘shilling for Qatar’ amid glowing World Cup coverage

Qatar’s human rights record has been under scrutinyOther broadcasters focus on LGBT and workers’ rightsUS viewers have criticized Fox Sports after its broadcast of the opening day of the World Cup ignored the host country’s human rights recordQatar has been attacked for its treatment of migrant workers, allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the tournament and its record on LGBTQ and women’s rights. Broadcasters such as the BBC and Telemundo chose to highlight those concerns in their coverage of the first day of the tournament, where the hosts lost to Ecuador after a labish opening ceremony that included contributions from Morgan Freeman and Jungkook from BTS.

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