GARY NEVILLE has confirmed he will be working for ITV and beIN Sports at the Qatar World Cup.
The Manchester United legend has vowed to highlight human rights issues while working for beIN in Qatar.
He tweeted: “Yes I’m going to the World Cup and yes I work for ITV and Bein. I will highlight the issues I have had over the years.”
Neville, 47, was critical of the living conditions of WM workers during a recent trip to Qatar.
During the Sky Sports documentary, he said: “It’s a portakabin with four curtains and two lockers on each side.
“The wealth in this country and this level of accommodation for the people, with the sacrifices they make… It’s an inequality like you wouldn’t believe. It’s breathtaking.”
Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, while women must obtain permission from men through the male guardianship system to marry, travel and pursue higher education.
Neville’s old pal David Beckham signed a multi-million dollar deal with Qatar to be the face of this year’s World Cup – something the pundit didn’t mention when interviewing Golden Balls in The Overlap earlier in the year.
When asked why he didn’t mention it during a recent appearance on The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast, Neville said: “I just wouldn’t ask him about human rights in Qatar.
“The reality is he has a deal with Qatar, he’s comfortable with that. There are other people in Europe and this country to be fair… English players will all go to the World Cup this summer, the FA will go to the World Cup in Qatar and play in Qatar.
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“If they were so upset about it, they wouldn’t go. I have been in Qatar for 10 to 15 years.
“I’ve been going to Dubai since 2002, so you could argue that I’m somewhat integrated into Middle Eastern society and I like the idea of working in the Middle East myself.
“I will be working with Middle Eastern TV stations during the December tournament and I have no problem with that, but I still feel comfortable in demanding their human rights.
“I wouldn’t ask David Beckham about human rights in Qatar, I just wouldn’t.”
Then he added: “That’s the reality of life. I’m willing to go over and spend money in Abu Dhabi or spend money in Qatar, spend money in the Middle East.
“Get money from them for programs or for TV appearances.
“The reality is I really believe every region of the world has its own C**p, they do.
“They have their own problems, their own things to deal with.
“I think I’d rather work in a world where we continue to engage with these countries and regions – but what we’re trying and doing is toning down their approach to things like human rights and labor rights and LGBT rights – these are Issues that need to be addressed and treated.
“Do we do this in the room or do we do this outside the room?” I always felt like we should do that in the room.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6380167/man-utd-gary-neville-pundit-world-cup/ Man Utd legend Gary Neville confirms he will work as a pundit for ITV and beIN Sports at the Qatar World Cup