The 2022 World Cup is formally underway with Ecuador beating host nation Qatar 2-0 within the Sunday opener. Ecuadorian followers in attendance had been excited to observe their crew, however they had been additionally prepared to specific their displeasure round a coverage change on the match.
Earlier within the week, FIFA introduced that beer wouldn’t be offered on the stadiums the place matches had been happening. Followers might nonetheless drink beer on the FIFA Fan Pageant and in different areas away from the stadiums, however there can be no alcohol accessible for buy contained in the stadium.
Throughout their win over Qatar, the Ecuadorian followers chanted “queremos cerveza!”, which interprets to “we would like beer!”
It’s protected to say this isn’t the final we’ll hear followers complaining about beer being banned inside stadiums. It’s additionally protected to say that there might be alcohol within the stadiums, even when it’s not allowed. It’s dangerous contemplating the potential punishments, however this could not be the primary time somebody has made an pointless threat round sports activities. We’ll see who comes up with probably the most distinctive chant demanding beer.