The “One Love” armband – a symbol of the fight against discrimination – strictly banned by Fifa during the World Cup, the German Football Federation (DFB) plans to take the case to court.
« The DFB examines the file to see if this measure by Fifa is legal “Said a spokesman for the Mannschaft, thus relayed by Die Welt, this Tuesday. German coach Hansi Flick judging ” damaging “As for him not being able to” carry a human rights message during this Qatari World Cup.
The DFB could in particular seize the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as part of an emergency procedure, and thus force Fifa to review its position. Manuel Neuer, captain of the Mannschaft, was initially decided to wear the famous rainbow armband, like his Danish counterpart Simon Kjaer, who also reacted this Tuesday at a press conference, after the match of his selection against Tunisia (0-0).
« I have to be very careful what I say… But it’s completely ridiculous that wearing this armband can lead to a yellow card, especially since I’ve already worn it against Croatia and France (in the League of Nations two months ago, editor’s note). I couldn’t take that risk, with the threat of taking another, especially in a World Cup match. It would have penalized my teammates. Now, I think we have to ask the right questions to Fifa, put pressure. We all saw its president’s press conference a few days ago. And there’s no doubt what we all thought about it… »
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Gianni Infantino had thus justified the posture of Fifa on the question of inclusion: “ What is happening right now is deeply, deeply unfair. The reviews of the World Cup are hypocritical. For what we Europeans have done for the past 3000 years, we should apologize for the next 3000 years before giving moral lessons to others. These moral lessons are just hypocrisy. »