George Hamilton didn't hold back his criticism of FIFA and Qatar's antics in the World Cup final presentation.
After a thrilling final on Sunday, all eyes across the world were on Lionel Messi, as he lifted the one trophy that has been out of his reach through his career, the World Cup.
Messi scored two goals and was named the player of the tournament in the most crowning moment of an incredible career.
While all the attention should have been on him and his Argentina teammates, FIFA President Gianni Infantino was desperate to be the star of the show.
It didn't stop there, as George Hamilton was among several people were unhappy with the trophy presentation. Messi was made to wear a black robe before lifting the trophy by the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
It appeared to be one of the many sportswashing attempts in Qatar through the tournament, which didn't go unnoticed.
George Hamilton Slams Gianni Infantino
If there is a person who has seen it all before at major tournaments, it is George Hamilton. The veteran commentator was commentating at his twelfth World Cup.
His incredible career has taken him across the globe, FIFA's stunts to spin Qatar into a positive light wouldn't have been a surprise to him.
However, George Hamilton's tweet earlier today received huge praise for his criticism of the FIFA president. In his tweet he said "The vainglorious clown in his sponsored runners. The man it was all about, obliged to don the sponsor's cloak to cover his national shirt. And the smiling benefactor. Sport has gone to hell in a handcart."
The #FIFAWorldCup captured in one pic by @Dan_Mullan A masterpiece. The vainglorious clown in his sponsored runners. The man it was all about, obliged to don the sponsor's cloak to cover his national shirt. And the smiling benefactor. Sport has gone to hell in a handcart. pic.twitter.com/AgegvGKJra
— George Hamilton (@HamiltonRTE) December 20, 2022
To see someone with the experience of Hamilton feel so strongly about this shows just how badly FIFA have judged the roo. The comments of Gianni Infantino throughout the tournament caused huge controversy, as he failed to confront key issues that Qatar has been under the spotlight for.