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“Take out the chelas”: Mexicans asked Marcelo Ebrard for beer in Qatar

The Mexicans who are in the 2022 Soccer World Cup asked the foreign minister to intervene so that they can have alcoholic beverages (Twitter/@m_ebrard)
The Mexicans who are in the 2022 Soccer World Cup asked the foreign minister to intervene so that they can have alcoholic beverages (Twitter/@m_ebrard)

Mexican fans who traveled to the Qatar World Cup 2022 attended the opening of the Central Mexicoat which time they took the opportunity to ask the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard Casaubonto intercede so that alcoholic beverages are sold in the Arab country.

Through social networks, the moment in which some fans approached the chancellor to request photographs and videos went viral, a space in which it was possible to hear: “Secretary, take out the chelas”; while another also shouted: “Tequila, tequila”.

After these shouts, the militant of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) let out a loud laugh and continued the “joke” expressing, between laughs, that it would be ideal to be able to get a cooler to keep alcoholic beverages cold.

However, the shouting did not end there, as others alluded to their aspirations for the Presidency of the Republic and some compatriots They told him that they would exchange votes for some beersa situation that also caused the official of the Fourth Transformation sympathy.

The foreign minister inaugurated the Mexico Center in Qatar (Twitter/@m_ebrard)
The foreign minister inaugurated the Mexico Center in Qatar (Twitter/@m_ebrard)

And it is worth remembering that days before the opening of the World Cup, Qatar announced that the sale of alcoholic beverages in stadiums was prohibited. It was the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), who announced that it was a joint decision that said drinks were not sold.

“After discussions with the host country and FIFA, the decision has been made to only sell alcoholic beverages in the ‘fan zones’ and the points set up and licensed for them and not on the perimeter of the stadiums”

This announcement provoked a negative reaction from the fans, which crystallized on social networks where they criticized the measures of the host nation, as well as FIFA allowing such measures that had not been seen in other editions.

Such a reaction from the Mexican fans occurred during the inauguration of the Central Mexico (CMQ) in Qatar 2022enclosure that is designed to provide support to nationals to attend the most important soccer event in the world. The Secretary of Foreign Relations arrived last Saturday in Doha, the country’s capital, and attended various events in which, in addition, he was seen accompanied by elements of the National Guard.

Although it opened its doors and started operations a few days before (November 15), the Mexican diplomat made the official opening of the CMQ just arrived at world cup lands. Among its functions is provide consular protection and assistance to all nationals who attend the soccer tournament and who require, among other services, the issuance of an emergency passport, as well as guidance on health services and what to do in cases of vulnerability.

Before the inauguration, Ebrard had a meeting with dozens of Mexicans with whom he posed for photos and even sang the cute little sky. Subsequently cut the ribbon which symbolically began the activities of the CMQ. Finally made a route by the International Center for Police Cooperation in which the National Guard, representing the Mexican police, will operate throughout the event.

On the other hand, the official recalled that Mexico was invited to the World Cup since, in addition to being a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), next year, he will host the event together with Canada Y USA.

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