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FIFA

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For striking a four-year deal with world's dirties oil company

So it has finally happened. The world's most polluting oil company, Saudi Aramco, has joined forces with one of the world's most corrupt global organizations, FIFA. Well, what can one say? A match made in hell?
Just last month, Saudi Aramco's CEO Amin Nasser said the current energy transition strategy is failing, and that the world should abandon ”the fantasy” of phasing out oil.
This company will now become FIFA’s Major Worldwide Partner in the energy category, with sponsorship rights for multiple events, including the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 26 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027.
Ironically, while FIFA will now actively spend the next four years sportswashing the state-owned Saudi Arabian oil giant, it will not even get what it wants in return. FIFA claims to want to spread football to as many parts of the world as possible, but the more influence FIFA gives to mega polluter Saudi Aramco, the fewer regions in the world will be suitable for football. It will simply become too unbearably hot for players and fans or too risky in terms of climate-induced extreme weather events.
But FIFA doen't seem to mind. I guess its corrupt board members figure they'll just build indoor arenas instead. Or use Aramco's planet-heating oil to turbocharge the outdoor AC system. What's the problem?
My own opinion? We Don't Have Time for this kind of greasy madness.
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  • Ann Nyambura

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    FIFA and Saudi Aramco teaming up just doesn't sit right.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • winnie nguru

        3 w

        Why would they even want to do that? Such an insult to the public

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        • Marine Stephan

          3 w

          and then they will make claims about their World Cups being carbon neutral...

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          • zelda ninga

            3 w

            @marine_stephan that is so much expected... With a nice headline 😂.

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          • Patrick Kiash

            3 w

            FIFA is really disappointing, they are only concentrating with Green washing and sports washing so unforrunate.

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            • George Kariuki

              3 w

              This FIFA-Aramco deal is a total own goal for the planet. We need leadership in sports, not deals that promote the very industry destroying the game for future generations. We Don't Have Time for this!

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              • Annett Michuki..

                3 w

                so unfortunate

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                • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                  3 w

                  A match made in hell indeed!

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                  • walter lungayi

                    3 w

                    FIFA's deal with a major oil company a misstep that conflicts with growing global efforts to address climate change. As a prominent sports governing body, FIFA has an opportunity to lead by example and partner with more environmentally sustainable organizations.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      3 w

                      A deal that will lead more destruction of the planet, this is heartbreaking

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        3 w

                        @elizbeth_gathigia we cannot stop until FIFA stops supporting killers companies

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        3 w

                        This is really disappointing! We expected FIFA to be at the fore front of the fighting against climate change, giving a chance to dirty companies to justify its harm to nature.

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                        • johnte ndeto

                          3 w

                          It's like they're competing for the title of "most controversial partnership."

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                          • Saustine Lusanzu

                            3 w

                            @johnte_ndeto We need partnership that will accelerate Sustainable Development and not harming the nature

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                            • Annett Michuki..

                              3 w

                              @saustine_lusanzu exactly

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                            • Princess

                              3 w

                              It's pretty disappointing to hear about Saudi Aramco teaming up with FIFA, considering their less-than-stellar reputations.

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                              • johnte ndeto

                                3 w

                                @princess_nel_268 Yeah, it's definitely a letdown. Saudi Aramco and FIFA both have their fair share of controversies, so seeing them join forces is disheartening.

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                                • Saustine Lusanzu

                                  3 w

                                  @princess_nel_268 Let's keep amplifying our voices until FIFA stops to engage in partnerships that are harmful to the environment

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                                • Jane Wangui

                                  3 w

                                  This is quite discouraging.i wonder what kind of distraction these two companies might bring about now that they are working together...they should be stopped.

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                                  • johnte ndeto

                                    3 w

                                    @jane_wangui The potential consequences of a collaboration between Saudi Aramco and FIFA are worrisome

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                                    • Saustine Lusanzu

                                      3 w

                                      @jane_wangui really stopped! We must also advocate for Ecoside law to ensure everyone's harming nature is taken to the court

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                                    • Dawn Stephens

                                      3 w

                                      Horrendous corruption, destruction and out and out greed. On such a vast scale it is terrifying. They will make sure that our precious planet Earth is uninhabitable due to their insatiable greed! Absolutely heartbreaking.

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                                      • johnte ndeto

                                        3 w

                                        @dawn_stephens It's indeed distressing to witness such rampant corruption, destruction, and greed on such a massive scale.

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                                        • Saustine Lusanzu

                                          3 w

                                          @dawn_stephens We expected big companies to be at the fore front in the fighting against climate change but they are doing vice versa

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                                        • Richard S

                                          3 w

                                          #Currupted

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                                          • Saustine Lusanzu

                                            3 w

                                            @richard_s Disappointed!

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                                          • zelda ninga

                                            3 w

                                            The FIFA Code requests business partners to take effective measures to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals this is something else.

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                                            • johnte ndeto

                                              3 w

                                              @zelda_ninga_442 Talk is cheap, and FIFA has a track record of more talk than action. It's going to take a lot more than just asking nicely to make a real difference in achieving those goals.

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