No message has been as much talked about as that of the “One Love” campaign in recent days.
FIFA banned all captains from wearing the captain’s armband during the World Cup. The symbol pro the rights of the LGBT+ community is not welcome on the field. The Red Devils, among others, followed reluctantly.
In addition, the organization also consistently repels supporters with rainbow items or political messages.
Two Belgian fans still managed to get into the stadium with a “One Love” shirt for Belgium – Canada. They posed without fear for the photographers present.
Sammy Neyrinck, our reporter in Qatar, was able to speak to Olivier and Jonathan before kick-off.
“At the moment we can still wear this T-shirt,” the duo say. “We will see if we have to take it off or not. The shirt was made a few weeks ago, before the polemic.”
“We are very proud of this T-shirt, because we have some gay and lesbian friends. We embrace them very tightly, because they love football. And as it is written on our shirt: football belongs to everyone.”
The interview did not last long, because the security in the stadium suddenly intervened.