Germany challenges FIFA the protest of the German players at

Germany challenges FIFA: the protest of the German players at the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Germany made the gesture prior to the match with Japan.

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The “eleven” of Germany in his debut against Japan at the World Cup in Qatar he posed with his hand over his mouthin a clear protest against FIFA, which has prevented team captains wear a bracelet in support of the LGTBI+ community.

After rumors that the goalkeeper and captain of Germany, Manuel Nauer, would wear the rainbow armband, the players made this gesture in protest.

Previously, the second assistant of the collegiate body went to check the bracelet worn by the Bayern Munich goalkeeper.

FIFA had warned that would penalize players who show the bracelet proposed by the “One Love” association in protest of the human rights situation in Qatar, in particular of the LGTBI+ collective.

A decision that has earned harsh criticism of its president, Gianni Infantino, including from Germany, Nancy Feaser, stood in the box of authorities of the match, played at the Khalifa International stadium, with the rainbow bracelet.

The President of the Danish Football Federation, Jesper Moller, assured that he will not vote for Infantino in the elections for the head of FIFA in protest of that decision.

“We are facing an extraordinary situation. I’m not just disappointed, I’m angry. We are going to ask for a legal clarification after this series of pressures“, he pointed.

Quite the opposite of his colleague from the French Federation, Noel Le Graet, who claimed to be alienated in the position of FIFA.

We are 32 teams from different continents, cultures and religions, with different problems. I think it’s good that FIFA has decided that everyone wears the same armband“, he assured.

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