The organizer then gets his way: captains will not wear the OneLove bracelet during the World Cup.
The Red Devils, but also the Netherlands, Denmark and England, among others, are folding because they no longer only risk fines. Any captain who enters the field with the armband will immediately receive a yellow card.
A measure that causes outrage among the countries. In a critical statement, they express their displeasure: “As previously announced, we would have paid a fine, but that FIFA wants to punish us on the field for this has never been seen.”
“This goes against the spirit of our sport, which connects millions of people. In the coming period, we will take a critical look at our relationship with FIFA together with the other countries involved.”
In the future, the relationship with the World Football Association will be reviewed, at the World Cup in Qatar, the countries will have to come up with “other ways of taking action”.
We deeply regret that we have not been able to reach a reasonable solution together.
“We stand for the OneLove message and will continue to spread it, but our first priority at the World Cup is winning matches. Then you don’t want the captain to start the match with a yellow card.”