AS IS often the case, Brian Kerr is the voice of reason when it comes to the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
While doing punditry for the Ireland vs Serbia game on Wednesday night, the subject of the 2022 Qatar World Cup obviously came up, and Brian Kerr pulled no punches when addressing the seriousness of the situation.
He called on FIFA to take responsibility, amid allegations that thousands of migrant workers have died building stadiums for the tournament due to take place in 2022.
The former Ireland manager said: "Every country has a responsibility to point out the neglect of the workers.
"What use are these stadiums going to be after the World Cup? There's no football industry in Qatar that needs that number of stadiums."
He said that the amount of deaths is "extraordinary", saying: "The working conditions are extraordinarily poor. The living conditions for them are dreadful, and this has been going on for years."
He said that "shady" is too light a word to describe how Qatar actually got the World Cup from FIFA.
Former Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney also chimed in, asking what other countries are going to be doing at this stage, and also stressing that it is probably too late for any real changes to be made.
"Every country has a responsibility to point out the neglect of the workers.
"There's no football industry in Qatar that needs that number of stadiums.
"FIFA have to take responsibility."
Brian Kerr on the various allegations surrounding the Qatar World Cup.#WCQ pic.twitter.com/ELkGjVNEvL
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