Mega sports events like the FIFA World Cup, Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Superbowl are great for the country that hosts them. However, those glamorous looking stadiums and bright lights are built on the back of lakhs of migrant workers. This makes sporting events a hub for sex and labor human trafficking. For instance, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has already cost the lives of 1500 migrant workers.
So while you watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this year, remember those thousands of lives which were sacrificed for these sporting events possible.