We wondered who would risk it first, and we have the answer. Germany is the first team to get a bit wet for reprimand Threats and pressure from FIFA and Qatar Regarding confederations in the World Cup.
If Manuel Neuer didn’t want to risk taking the field in rainbow armor, he and his teammates kept their mouths shut during the group photo. As if condemning this omerta surrounding the 2022 World Cup.
Seven European confederations, including Germany, had planned to wear a single-coloured “One Love” armband against discrimination, but abandoned it on Monday in the face of the threat of unspecified “sports sanctions” from FIFA. The threat has been widely criticized in Germany, where many voices have called for the Mannschaft players to be defrauded.
This is not about making a political statement – human rights are non-negotiable. It should be taken for granted, but it isn’t yet. That is why this message is so important to us.
Denying us a hand is the same as denying us a voice. We stand our ground. pic.twitter.com/tiQKuE4XV7
—Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 23, 2022
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