Denmark and England ready to appeal against FIFA?

Axel Allag, Media365: published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:05 p.m.

Threatened with sanctions by FIFA for wearing the “One Love” armband, the Danish and English Federations would be ready to appeal against the world body. This Wednesday, during a press conference, Jesper Moller, president of the Danish federation, did not hide his disappointment at the attitude of FIFA.

Denmark and England did not take off at the ban on the wearing of the “One Love” armband. During a press conference held this Wednesday in an improvised way Jesper Moller, president of the Danish federation, expressed himself “angry” against Gianni Infantino, deploring in particular the lack of coherence of FIFA, and by extension of the president of the global body. “On November 21, England requested an emergency meeting with FIFA, which came to the English hotel. FIFA said they would give at least one yellow card to a captain wearing the armband (One Love). There have been discussions about whether there is a legal basis for giving a yellow card, but there is. The penalty could have been a yellow card, whether the captain did not enter the pitch or received a bannotably claimed Moller.

“We will seek legal clarification following these pressures”

He said he would not support Gianni Infantino in the FIFA elections, taken next March and for which Switzerland is the only declared candidate. “We will seek legal clarification as a result of these pressures. There are presidential elections at FIFA. There are 211 countries in FIFA and I know the current president has statements of support from 207 countries. Denmark is not one of those countries. a Moller slip. Furthermore, concerning the case of England, the Telegraph explains that the English Federation would have been appointed to its legal team the mission of examining how the world body planned to implement its regulations and whether the rules were correctly applied in this specific case. The German Football Association has confirmed that it is exploring the various legal options to be given to this case. It remains to be seen whether this will go as far as an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which for the moment is not possible according to Moller. (cases must first go to the FIFA Appeal Committee).

On Tuesday, the German daily Bild indicated that the DFB could appeal. The spokesperson for the German Federation (DFB) confided in SID, a German sports agency, a subsidiary of AFP. “FIFA banned us (to show, editor’s note) a sign for diversity and human rights. She brandished massive threats of sports sanctions, without concretizing them, he said. The players of Germany have, just before the defeat against Japan (1-2), their dissatisfaction with the ban on the wearing of the “One Love” armband and by extension FIFA, by masking their mouths.

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