In a bizarre press conference in Doha on Saturday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino attempted to mount a defence of Qatar’s human rights record.
“Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arabic. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel [like] a migrant worker. Of course I am not Qatari, I am not an Arab, I am not African, I am not gay, I am not disabled. But I feel like it, because I know what it means to be discriminated [against], to be bullied, as a foreigner in a foreign country. As a child I was bullied – because I had red hair and freckles, plus I was Italian, so imagine.”
Later it was pointed out by a journalist that he had missed out half the population of the world in his attempted, backwards Barack Obama-esque monologue, to which he responded: “I feel like a woman too!”