Vettel criticizes statement from Qatar World Cup ambassador on gays

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Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel believes hosting the World Cup in Qatar is wrong in view of remarks made by a tournament ambassador, who named being gay a “damage in mind.” “When statements like these are made, then we should simply not go to Qatar. The sport, the whole federation should say: that’s not the right place for sport,” the four-time F1 champion told the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper in an interview ahead of his last race before retirement at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Former Qatar international Khalid Salman, one of several ambassadors of the tournament, named being ga…

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