Germany’s gesture of protest against FIFA

Before the kick-off of the meeting against Japan, for its first match in this 2022 World Cup, the German players put their hands in front of their mouths during the pre-match photo. A gesture of protest against FIFA, which banned the rainbow-colored “One Love” armband. The Mannschaft then explained in a press release, denouncing censorship on the part of the body. The latter had threatened the teams that presented themselves with this inclusive armband to sanction them.

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“We wanted to use the captain’s armband to take a stand on the values ​​that the German national team stands for: diversity and mutual respect. With other nations, we wanted to make our voices heard. This was not a political statement: human rights are not negotiable. It should be taken for granted but it is not. This is why this message is so important to us. »

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