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FST and Playfair Qatar’s ‘Weekend of Action’

14th October 2016

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Playfair Qatar brings together football fans, unions and human rights groups to push for an end to World Cup slavery. Former Fulham defender Abdes Ouaddoh has played a key role in the campaign to ensure that workers in Qatar are treated fairly.

Prior to the Supporters’ Summit, held at Wembley in July, 2016, the Trust was approached by Playfair Qatar, with regard to support for a ‘Weekend of Action’, to be held on 15 October 2016.

Given that Fulham FC has a fixture against Barnsley FC, the Trust has contacted our counterparts in the Barnsley FC Supporters’ Trust (BFCST), in search of a venue to promote the ‘Weekend of Action’ jointly.By sheer good fortune, one of the BFCST members manages a pub and, better still, it’s one of the town’s best real ale pubs, the Acorn Brewery’s ‘Old No. 7 (7, Market Hill, Barnsley, S70 2PX) 

FST and BFCST members will be at the pub tomorrow from 13.00 with leaflets to support the ‘Day of Action’ and will be willing to discuss the many aspects of FIFA governance (sic) in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup and the complete absence of workers’ rights for those toiling in desperately poor working conditions in order to prepare a World Cup in 2022 that has been, quite rightly, derided widely.BFCST has its own real ale bar in the ground, called Redfearns Bar (@redfearnsbar on Twitter, which will be happy to accommodate travelling fans and serves 3 real ales and serve pie and peas, etc.), where the event will continue prior to and after the match.

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