Numerous pub owners have decided against broadcasting the football World Cup games in their pubs. "Soon there will be 200 pubs that have informed us that they will not be showing World Cup games," writes the "Boycott Qatar 2022" initiative on Twitter. Other restaurants that wanted to join the protest could register via the website and be included in the list, according to the protest movement's website.
It's similar in the Cologne bar "Lotta". So far, the games of the World Cup have been shown there with decreasing enthusiasm, according to the website. "But with the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, we finally lost our spirits." There are more than enough reasons at this World Cup to leave the TV off, the operators write. The result: "We will not provide a stage for this World Cup with public viewing." Film screenings and quiz evenings are also planned there to distract people.