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Sobering tents for drunken football fans at Qatar World Cup


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Drink too much during the World Cup in Qatar? Then you run the risk of being placed in a so-called ‘sobering tent’. That reports the British newspaper The Times. In Qatar, it is illegal to drink alcohol in public.

These tents will be used for people who have been involved in “minor incidents” or for fans “who pose a threat to themselves and their environment”. Here, according to The Times, they should stay until the authorities find that they have sobered up enough.

The tents are considered Qatar’s ‘gentle’ treatment of drunken fans. It was previously said that visitors who were caught drinking alcohol in public could be sentenced to prison.

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