Robbie Williams says ‘hypocritical not to’ sing at World Cup

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British pop star Robbie Williams has hit back at critics of his decision to perform at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, saying it would be “hypocritical” of him not to go. Williams, 48, spoke to Il Venerdi di Repubblica to highlight the alleged double standards in singling out Qatar for criticism. The Gulf state has been targeted by a negative media campaign in the lead-up to the World Cup, focused on alleged mistreatment of migrant workers and persecution of the LGBTQ community. Qatari authorities say most of the claims are sensationalised or untrue, and that everyone is welcome at the World Cup …

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