‘Crazy questions’카지노사이트 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.
On the 24th, the Moroccan Women’s National Team and the German National Team played the first match of Group H of the Women’s World Cup. The official press conference took place a day earlier. The Moroccan team was represented by captain Gizalan Chebak and head coach Renal Pedros.
This is where the “crazy question” came up. It was asked by the British public broadcaster, the BBC.
A BBC journalist asked Chebak, “Homosexuality is not allowed in Morocco. Are there any gay players in the Moroccan national team now, and what is life like for gay people in Morocco?” he asked.
Upon hearing these questions, Chebak frowned. The coach next to him, Pedroz, did the same. They looked at each other in disbelief.
Chebak didn’t answer. The moderator, a FIFA official, stepped in and said, “I’m sorry, but this is a very political question. I’m sorry, but this is a very political question,” he said.
The BBC reporter pushed back: “This is not a political question. This question is about people. It has nothing to do with politics. Please let her answer the question,” he shouted.
But the common sense question was never answered. Chebak refused to answer. The BBC reporter’s question was picked up by the world’s media, and the BBC and its reporter faced massive criticism.
“Sports press conferences sometimes feel like landing in a mysterious universe,” said Spain’s ‘As’. You’re under pressure to make headlines. That’s why you get these bizarre questions, sometimes completely unrelated to the event, to the person.”
The UK’s Express also reported, “In Morocco, being gay is punishable by up to three years in prison. They can also be fined. It’s a very sensitive subject. Many media outlets around the world have criticised this reporter’s question. Answering this question could put their lives at risk.”
Eventually, the BBC apologised. A BBC spokesperson said: “We recognise that the question was inappropriate. We did not intend to cause any harm or distress.”
The day after the incident, Morocco suffered a crushing 0-6 defeat to Germany. Morocco’s next opponent is South Korea, who lost 0-2 to Colombia. The two teams will meet in the second match of Group H on the 30th.
[Gizalan Chebak, coach Renal Pedros, Morocco-Germany match photos, Morocco’s best 11. Photos = Getty Images, Express]