Qatar pulled out the massive weapons to open the 2022 World Cup … hiring Morgan Freeman to share some phrases of knowledge and a BTS member to sing us towards kickoff.
The actor was available Sunday throughout the Opening Ceremony, the place he carried out in a rehearsed skit that sorta felt like one thing out of a Disneyland manufacturing … with MF mic’d up and speaking to a Qatari man who was a bilateral amputee from the waist down.
It is fascinating … their scripted convo definitely appeared to handle the controversy over Qatar internet hosting within the first place due to outcry over their human rights document. Morgan asks the person if he is welcome there, seeing how they abide by completely different customs and practices.
The Qatari man assures him he’s, and that Qatar by extension invitations your entire world in hopes of gaining a greater understanding of each other … noting soccer brings them collectively.
Jungkook‘s efficiency was extra simple and conventional … he did a showstopping variety of ‘Dreamers’ alongside Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi, with a whole lot of dancers/ manufacturing worth behind ’em, much like how a whole lot of the WC opening ceremonies have been.
The house crowd was fired up from all of it … though their enthusiasm waned as soon as their workforce took the pitch. Qatar misplaced 2-0 to Ecuador for the primary match — and it wasn’t actually shut.
Let the video games start.