World Cup in Qatar. Denmark. FIFA has refused to allow players to train in T-shirts with the words “human rights for everyone”
FIFA rejected Denmark’s request that the country’s footballers at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar could train in T-shirts with the words “human rights for everyone”, reported the Danish Football Association.
– We received a message today from FIFA that our players ‘training shirts with the inscription’human rights for everyone ‘, were rejected for technical reasons, which is regrettable, reported the head of the Danish Football Association (DBU) Jakob Jensen.
FIFA declined to comment on the matter. The Reuters agency noted, however, that the rules of the international football federation state that the equipment and uniforms of teams must not contain political, religious or personal slogans. “We believe that the” human rights for everyone “message is universal and is not a political slogan, but something that everyone should support, says Jensen.
Representation shirts Denmark at the World Cup, after their presentation in September, they aroused controversy among the hosts of the World Cup. The logos of the championship, producer and association are almost invisible on the red and white sets. In addition to the basic colors, a set of blacks was also prepared, in which Denmark played the League of Nations match on September 22 against Croatia.
In the Danish daily “Politiken”, Morten Lund, director of sponsorship at Hummel, which produces jerseys for the Danish football federation DBU, explained that “this is our contribution agreed with DBU to show respect for foreign workers who died during the construction of stadiums in Qatar and their families. “” Our black T-shirts are meant to be the traveling-around-the-world equivalent of a mourning band, “he added.
Controversy over the World Cup in Qatar
The Qatar World Cup starts on November 20. This is an event with great controversy. Many Asian workers died during the construction of the stadiums. Qatar is accused of failing to respect human rights and workers’ rights. Qatar people are also accused of corruption.
This month, FIFA called on the participants of the World Cup in Qatar to focus on football during the tournament and not let the sports event be obscured by political and ideological issues, Reuters noted.
The Danes were drawn in Group D with Tunisia, France and Australia. In the event of leaving the group, the next rival will be the first or second team from group C, which includes Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
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