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Qatar: World Cup sex ban as horny fans warned one-night stands can lead to 7 years in jail

no bonks, no booze.

Monday 4 July 2022, by siawi3


World Cup sex ban as horny fans warned one-night stands can lead to 7 years in jail

EXCLUSIVE: A World Cup sex ban is effectively in place during the tournament in conservative Qatar, where those caught frolicking with anyone other than their spouse face a seven-year jail term


Fans will have to be on their best behaviour given Qatar’s strict laws meaning ’sex is very much off the menu’.

Frisky football fans have been warned that one-night stands could lead to seven years behind bars at this year’s World Cup.

Boozy bunk-ups are officially banned at the tournament, which starts in November, with FIFA officials warning there will be “no exceptions” made.

There is a growing unease from UK law enforcement about the possibility of British fans facing severe penalties for “doing everyday things ­accepted at and after games”.

A police source said: “Sex is very much off the menu, unless you are coming as a husband and wife team. There definitely will be no one-night stands at this tournament.

Photo: FIFA has said ’all are welcome’ at the tournament - but there is a growing concern that is not the case (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

"There will be no partying at all really. Everyone needs to keep their heads about them, unless they want to risk ­being stuck in prison.

“There is essentially a sex ban in place at this year’s World Cup for the first time ever. Fans need to be prepared.”

Sex outside of marriage and homosexuality are illegal in Qatar, where the tournament will be held, and each ­carries a prison ­sentence of up to seven years.

FIFA has said “all are welcome” at the tournament – but there is a growing concern that is not the case. There are already reports of fans with different surnames being stopped from booking and sharing hotel rooms.

England manager Gareth Southgate will be in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

The insider added: “The drink and party culture after games, which is the norm in most places, is strictly prohibited.

“With very strict and scary consequences if you are caught. There is a feeling this could be a very bad tournament ­indeed for fans.”

Nasser al-Khater, the chief executive of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar said: “The safety and security of every single fan is of the utmost importance to us.

Stadium 974 om Doha, Qatar will host seven matches (Image: Getty Images)

"But public displays of affection are frowned upon, it’s not part of our ­culture – and that goes across the board to everybody.”

The Qatar Supreme Committee for the delivery of the 2022 World Cup also warned of the strict laws in place.

In a statement it said: “Qatar is a ­conservative country and public ­displays of affection are frowned upon ­regardless of sexual orientation”

Mansoor Al Ansari, General Secretary of the Qatar Football Association said it was even considering banning rainbow flags at games.

He added: “You want to demonstrate your view about the LGBTQ+ then demonstrate it in a ­society where it will be accepted.”

The Daily Star says....

A quickie at the footie could land you behind bars, Qatar World Cup bosses have warned.

Flings outside marriage are against the law in the strict Middle Eastern country – and the rules will be rigidly enforced, it is said.

Okay, fair enough. When you travel to a foreign country you have to follow their laws and keep their traditions.

The same goes for alcohol, which is also banned.

So no bonks, no booze.

Our problem is why Qatar is hosting the World Cup in the first place.

It’s frankly far too hot to play football.

Most fans, from most of the countries taking part, like a drink before, during or after – or all three.

A lot of supporters are young people who are looking for fun... and that may include a bit of romance.

And don’t even talk about LGBT issues – that’s banned too.

It is hard for us to understand, coming from a country that does its best to accommodate the traditions of others when they travel here.