Elon Musk was captured pulling into Lusail City Stadium in Qatar to witness the World Cup final between defending champions France and Argentina.
The Twitter CEO, who attended the final along with former US President’s advisor and son-in-law to Donald Trump Jared Kushner, posted a video from the stands moments before kick-off, showing the impressive fireworks display that followed the closing ceremony.
Twitter users mocked Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after he temporarily suspended the accounts of several journalists for being “inferred.”
The owner of Twitter on Thursday banned journalists from CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and other outlets after they reported his decision to ban an account that charted using his private jet — though the accounts were promptly restored Friday night.
Musk said that journalists hijacked him by revealing his private information; The journalists insisted they had not published his address or whereabouts.
Jared Kushner (left) and Elon Musk (centre) in the stands at Lusail City Stadium
Elon Musk waves to the crowd at Lusail City Stadium in Qatar prior to the World Cup Final
Many Twitter users quipped that Musk was “self-conscious,” and questioned why he decided to suspend accounts for revealing his private information and whereabouts before he did it himself just days later.
“Is this real time cracking going?” One of them said, while another said: “You should hang yourself to reveal your location.”
But others pointed out that everyone has the right to share their location on social media.
The Twitter owner has been an avid World Cup follower in recent weeks, frequently tweeting about games, results and interacting with other social media users.
The Twitter CEO, who attended the final along with former US president advisor and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, posted a video from the stands moments before kick-off.
Lean users mocked Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after he temporarily suspended the accounts of several journalists for ‘taking over’
Fireworks appear before the start of the final match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail.
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Tens of thousands of soccer fans dressed in the French and Argentine colors gathered at Doha’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday to take on Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, both stars of Doha-owned Paris Saint-Germain.
Crowds packed the Doha Metro with Qatar Rail delaying access to the stations as a modest closing ceremony kicked off inside the stadium with dancers celebrating a ‘night to remember’. Thirty minutes before kick-off, the stadium appeared to be three-quarters full.
The crowd watched Qatari Air Force planes fly over Lusail as the Gulf state also celebrated its National Day, as thousands of police forces, including riot control units armed with water cannons, secured the area.
Thousands gathered outside the stadium to watch the match on giant screens: “We don’t have tickets. We are here to celebrate the National Day and because the players may come out after the end. Shafiq Media, a Dubai tourist standing in front of two rows of riot police outside the Lusail metro station, said: We just wanted to see them.
Argentina were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a penalty that was saved by a Messi spell before Angel Di Maria finished off a brilliant team move.
Argentina were leading 2-0 at the end of the first half thanks to goals from Messi and Di Maria
Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, marred by controversy, was part of a carefully constructed strategy by the small but wealthy country to boost its global influence.
The tournament highlighted its human rights record – including the conditions of the foreign workers who built those stadiums and conservative laws that ban homosexuality, restrict political expression and limit the sale of alcohol.
In May, a coalition of rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International called on FIFA and Qatar to create a compensation fund at least equal to the $440m World Cup prize for workers who were abused or died in Qatar. Neither FIFA nor Qatar agreed to establish the fund.
Qatari authorities say the decade-long criticism of their country has been unfair and misleading, pointing to labor law reforms enacted since 2018 and accusing some critics of racism and double standards.
Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, told The World of Qatar: “We sought for this tournament to be an accelerator to improve the conditions for labor reforms, because the situation in the past was not acceptable despite the good intentions.” Cup organizer in an interview broadcast by Sky News.
There is a Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund which will look into any matters relating to unfortunate deaths. Al-Thawadi said that would continue beyond the World Cup.
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