In the midst of a dispute over FIFA’s threat of fines for the “OneLove” movement, the French Sports Minister requested the national football squad to speak out on Thursday “armband.
Before the game on Wednesday, all of the German players covered their mouths in front of dozens of photographers on the field. This was in response to FIFA, the governing body of football, having threatened seven European teams with sanctions if they wore the armband signifying tolerance and diversity.
Noel Le Graet, the head of the French Football Federation (FFF), stated that France will “respect the FIFA standards” and not be one of the seven teams “.
“I believe that the FIFA’s decision to outlaw the One Love armband will be discussed for some time. Would I have preferred a place with complete freedom? Amelie Oudea Castera said on public television’s Public Senat, “The answer is obviously yes.
Oudea Castera feels that things may improve despite the claims made by players and coach Didier Deschamps that they were only following orders.
There are still weeks left for people to express themselves freely and to use these places of freedom to spread their views, expressed .These values apply to them as well. It is crucial that they serve as ambassadors for these ideals as they are deeply held by their nation.
We stated our position on this matter (before the World Cup), but we’re here to play football and have fun on the field, said France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi at a press conference. “She’s a politician, she says what she wants,” he added.
We don’t mean to be insensitive, but we’re here to play football, not ignore the circumstances.
Since FIFA threatened several European team captains with yellow cards if they wore them to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal, the OneLove armbands, designed to send a message of tolerance, connection, and opposition to all forms of discrimination, have gained international attention.
The Netherlands’ federation (KNVB) said on Wednesday that they were jointly evaluating their legal options after Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, and Wales withdrew their opposition.