Cantona spoke ahead of the
In response to the mass protests in Rio, the pricing out of
"The people don't understand how it costs so much, and they are angry because they know that a lot of money have been taken through corruption and the costs also. Why is not spent the money for education, hospitals?
"They cannot go anymore to the stadium because it is too expensive. So they don't educate them, they just throw them away and bring people who can pay the tickets."
Cantona also went on to question FIFA's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to
"I just cannot understand why they give the World Cup to
"In Qatar there is no hope, because people from
Amnesty's first ever football film festival runs from Friday 6 - Sunday 8 June at Hackney Picturehouse and will be a celebration of thought-provoking films, lively Q&A's and panel discussions, aimed at bringing the two worlds of football and human rights together.
The festival is a partnership between Amnesty International
Other documentaries to be shown at the festival document the ups and downs of the Egyptian national side during the Arab Spring, the non-Jewish Ajax fans in
Panel debates over the weekend will look at racism and homophobia in football, the responsibility major sports bodies have to challenge human rights abuses in host countries and women in football.
For the full programme visit: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues/Sidelines%3A-Football-film-festival
Festival trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdWNKBrUP7Y
What: Sidelines: Amnesty's football film festival
When: Friday 6 - Sunday
Where: Hackney Picturehouse,
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