Denmark plans to leave FIFA over Qatar rainbow bracelet controversy

Denmark wants to get out of FIFA after not being able to wear the rainbow bracelet with the motto OneLove in the Qatar World Cup 2022. The president of the Federation (DBU), Jesper Mollerand its CEO, Jakub JensenThey made the announcement to the media and clarified that it is something they have been evaluating for a long time.

The anger of the Danish federation stems from the designation of Qatar as organizer of the 2022 World Cup: “It is not a decision that has been made now. We have been clear about it for a long time. We have been discussing it in the Nordic region since August,” Moller said. .

Not only Denmark will request it from UEFA, but other Nordic federations would join this request. “We have rethought it now. I imagine there may be challenges if Denmark goes on its own. We have to think about the question of how to restore confidence in FIFA. We must assess what has happened and then we must create a strategy, also with our Nordic colleagues”, said the president of the DBU.

[Alemania protesta contra Qatar y la FIFA: todos los jugadores se tapan la boca para la foto del partido]

Denmark has led a particular crusade against the World Cup in Qatar for weeks before it started. The Danish firm Hummel designed shirts in which only the player’s number and name can be seen: “We don’t want to be visible during a tournament that has cost the lives of thousands of people,” he announced. Neither the logo of the brand nor that of the football federation are defined.

The DBU had also announced that it intended to replace the sponsors of the training jersey with a clear message: “Human rights for all”. FIFA rejected the request.

Finally, Denmark was one of the teams that formed the One Love campaign. Along with six other countries, the captain of the Nordic team would wear the bracelet with a rainbow heart to represent the LGBT community. FIFA deactivated the project by announcing punishments, both economic and sporting, if the band was used.

Kasper Hjulmandthe Denmark coach, gave his opinion on the refusal to wear the bracelet due to FIFA’s measures: “It should not be a decision of the players. Imagine stepping on the pitch before kick-off with a yellow card. That is not It’s possible. We’ve already played with that bracelet, especially in UEFA competitions (in the League of Nations). We’ll see what happens,” he explained.

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