Elon Musk pulled up to the Lusail City Stadium in Qatar to witness the World Cup final between defending champions France and Argentina.
The Twitter CEO, who was last seen alongside former US presidential adviser and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, watched video from the stands moments before kicking off the impressive pyrotechnic display that followed the closing ceremony.
Twitter users clashed with Musk to reveal his whereabouts in recent days after suspending the accounts of several journalists for “doxxing” him.
The Twitter owner was banned on Thursday by journalists from The Washington Post, The New York Times and other outlets after he reportedly stopped using his car-charting account for private use — though the accounts were immediately reinstated on Friday evening.
Musk had told reporters he was doxxed by revealing private information; The journalists insisted that they had not published the email address.
Jared Kushner (left) and Elon Musk (center) are pictured in the stands at Lusail City Stadium;
Elon Musk waves to members of the crowd at Lusail City Stadium in Qatar before the World Cup final
Several Twitter users are questioning that Musk is “self-doxxing” why he decided to suspend his accounts to reveal private information and where he is going to do it in the coming days.
‘Is this the real time of continuous doxxing?’ one said, another cut in: ‘Hang yourself to open your place.’
Others, on the other hand, declare that everyone has the right to share their own place on social media.
The owner of Twitter has been a vocal follower of the World Cup in recent weeks, mostly about sports, events and interactions with other social media users.
The Twitter CEO, who is the top adviser to former US president and son-in-law Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, sent a video from the stands moments before kick-off
Funny users mocked Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after temporarily suspending the accounts of several journalists for ‘doxxing’
A parade before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup before the start of the football match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail’s final match.
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Ten thousand soccer fans wearing French and Argentinian colors gathered at Doha’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday for a showdown between Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, both stars of Doha-owned Paris Saint-Germain.
Crowds line the Doha metro with Qatar Rail delaying access to the station as a small closing ceremony kicks off inside the stadium with dancers celebrating ‘A Night to Remember’. Thirty minutes before kick-off, the stadium appeared three-quarters full.
Crowds watched as Qatar’s air force flew over Lusail as the Gulf state also celebrated its national day, with thousands of police forces, including anti-riot units armed with water cannons, securing the area.
Thousands also gathered outside the stadium to watch the game on big screens: “We don’t have any tickets.” We are here for the national day and because the players should come out behind the goal. We wanted to see them, said Shafeek Mydheea, a traveler from Dubai standing in front of two rows of riot police outside the Lusail metro station.
Argentina 2-0 until half-time thanks to a penalty successfully saved by Messi who completed his feat in front of Angelo Di Maria’s fantastic move.
Argentina 2-0 until half-time thanks to goals from Messi and Di Maria
Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, which has been plagued by controversy, was part of a state carefully built by the small but wealthy to strengthen its global influence.
The tournament put human rights in the spotlight — including the conditions for the migrant workers who built those stadiums and conservative laws that ban homosexuality, restrict political expression and control alcohol sales.
In May, a coalition of rights groups between Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International called for FIFA and Qatar to set up a compensation fund equivalent to at least $440 million of the World Cup in reward money for workers who suffered abuse or died in Qatar. Neither FIFA nor Qatar agreed to set up the fund.
Qatari authorities say their country’s critical decade has been unfair and distorted, pointing to labor law reforms passed in 2018 and accusing some critics of racism and double standards.
“For this tournament, we tried to hasten to improve the conditions of labor reform, because the situation was previously accepted despite the best intentions,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Ambassador, Qatar World. An organist, in an interview broadcast on Sky News.
“It is the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund that will look into any matters related to unfortunate deaths. And that will continue beyond the World Cup,” Thawadi said.