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Morocco shakes FIFA Fan Festival from its surreal and sanitized slumber

Daniel McDonnell in Qatar


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Fans of Morocco react during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park on December 06, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Fans of Morocco react during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park on December 06, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Supporters at the Fifa Fan Festival look on as Morrocco play Spain in the World Cup last-16 tie.

Supporters at the Fifa Fan Festival look on as Morrocco play Spain in the World Cup last-16 tie.

Fifa busy extolling the virtues of environmental responsibility.

Fifa busy extolling the virtues of environmental responsibility.

The less than extensive beer tent at the Fan Festival in Qatar.

The less than extensive beer tent at the Fan Festival in Qatar.

A prayer room at the Fifa Fan Festival.

A prayer room at the Fifa Fan Festival.

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Fans of Morocco react during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park on December 06, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

“Please stop! This energy is too much”

We are minutes from kick-off in Tuesday’s round of 16 clash between Morocco and Spain and, at the Fifa Fan Festival in Al-Bidda Park, sarcasm breaks out.


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