TV viewers of the talk show “At 10 p.m.” were treated to an on-the-air sparring match among two middleaged football commentators. The trouble started when ex-footballer Ahmed Shobeir boasted that he’d turned down a prime job offer at Qataribased Bein Sports out of patriotism. Fellow guest Ahmed Al Tayeb accused Shobeir of lying, and things got increasingly heated when Shobeir accused Al Tayeb of “working for Qatar” and swore on his wife and daughter’s lives that he was telling the truth. The dramatic climax came when Shobeir picked up his glass of water and hurled it at Al Tayeb. Luckily, producers managed to cut to a commercial as the attack escalated.
Various media, May 28