MyCityByNight is always very accepting of differences in culture but this one time I felt it necessary to mention the rather “interesting” decision taken by Abu Dhabi officials to ban all alcohol and kissing in public during the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on December 8-18- keeping in line with Muslim law.
The rules, printed on leaflets and to be distributed to fans upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, also warned that using drugs whether in public or private areas would result in prosecution (what the hell is the point then, right? haha).
“We are a Muslim country that has its own customs and traditions which should be preserved. Something like this should not anger the supporters,” the organising committee’s spokesperson, Shaza al-Rumaithy, told the newspapers.
Apparently FIFA “supports” such measures by any country hosting an international championship. Awesome. Not.
I’d love to see Italy’s Inter Milan supporters getting through an entire game without any beer or kissing each other all the time as those Europeans do like to do.