Ca ne coûte rien, mais un article pour rappeler ce qu'est le Qatar et à quoi sert le PSG, ça ne fait jamais de mal. Mais pourquoi ces articles viennent d'Angleterre et pas de France ? J'aime bien le mot "sportswashing", c'est exactement ce que m'inspire l'histoire récente de ce club sans que je sois arrivé jusqu-là à mettre un mot dessus.
https://www.sportinglife.com/football/n ... psg/183550
"It would be dishonest to discuss PSG’s project, and achievements this season, without following the money, without acknowledging the purpose of Qatar’s investment.
This is hyper-capitalism at its absolute worst. Qatar bought PSG as a sportswashing exercise. Owning a glittering, glamorous football club is an effective way of leveraging soft power, and for Qatar that means re-branding the nation in a more positive light, deflecting from human rights abuses while accumulating status as part of the wider geo-political cold war in the Middle East.
We can no longer separate football from politics. We must not consider Neymar’s genius without thinking about the thousands of migrants who die in appalling working conditions in Qatar. To do so would be to fall into the very trap they have set for us. Qatar don’t want us to look. It is our apathy that allows sportswashing to be effective.
They have already achieved their goals, of course, and perhaps that is the main takeaway from Sunday’s game.
Tuchel taking PSG all the way to the final, transforming the side from a collection of superstars into a coherent team with a clear tactical vision, is a huge victory in itself. They will challenge again.
They have arrived on the big stage, finally matured into an elite team, finally casting aside their tag of serial bottlers.
Which is to say, Qatar have already won the war. The PSG players bitterly accepting their silver medals; the champions graciously picking their opponents up off the floor; Neymar’s tears: it was glorious failure. It was great entertainment.
For a government attempting to cleanse itself of a global image earned through torture, forced labour, criminalising homosexuality and countless other severe human rights abuses, that is the real victory, and one of far greater consequence than the one celebrated on the streets of Munich."