Lloris explains why he won’t wear the LGBT+ armband against Australia

Hugo Lloris, the captain of the France team, has confirmed that he will not wear the rainbow armband for the defense of LGBT+ rights during the World Cup and explained this for regulatory reasons.

The file was reopened on Friday by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. It was definitively closed by the authorities this weekend and by Hugo Lloris on Monday. The goalkeeper of the France team explained why he would not wear the “One Love” armband for the defense of LGBT + rights, Tuesday against Australia (8 p.m.) during the first match of the France team during the World Cup. He responded to a Norwegian journalist asking him about FIFA’s Article 3 opposing all discrimination and his decision not to sign this symbolic gesture.

“I prefer to stay within my framework”

“I rather want to say that Fifa organizes the competition, it defines a framework, rules and what we players are asked to do is to play football, to represent our country sportingly, said he answers. I prefer to stay within my framework, that of player and competitor. There are indeed different worthy causes, which must be supported. Fifa decides on the organization.

After its president Gianni Infantino’s lunar press conference on Saturday, Fifa drew several armbands to wear according to social campaigns organized at each turn, pointing the finger at captains who would favor a One Love armband over another “official” cause. . Virgil van Dijk, Dutch captain, could thus wear two armbands.

Last week, Hugo Lloris had already indicated that he would not carry the One Love message, explaining that he agreed on the position of Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation. If the Ministry of Sports had shown itself in favor of its port, the FFF finally sided with Fifa, which did not give the green light.

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“Before doing things, you need the agreement of FIFA and the Federation, Lloris recalled at a press conference last week. I have my personal opinion on the subject and it is somewhat similar to that of the president. When we welcome foreigners to France, we want them to follow our rules and respect our culture. I will do the same when I go to Qatar. I may or may not agree with their ideas but I’m going to show respect for that.”

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