Everything was thrown together yesterday. The controversy surrounding the captain’s armbands that several European countries initially wanted to play with at the World Cup, but were not allowed by FIFA, was linked to the news that the Red Devils were also banned from playing with “Love” on their collars.
Inquiries at the Belgian Football Association show that one has nothing to do with the other.
FIFA does have a problem with the presence of the Tomorrowland logo in the collar of the shirt. The world football association sees this as hidden advertising for Tomorrowland, which is not an official partner of FIFA.
The Belgian Football Association (RBFA) has informed our editors in a response that it has been aware of FIFA’s objection for several weeks. The solution to cover the logo was already foreseen before the tournament.
The colorful warm-up shirts of the Red Devils have also turned out to be a problem for FIFA. The RBFA hoped that the warming shirts would not be a problem, but they were also eventually rejected by FIFA.
That wardrobe problem is solved by warming up in white T-shirts. In Kuwait, where Belgium practiced against Egypt for the World Cup, the Tomorrowland shirts were allowed.