Before the start of the World Cup, FIFA made it clear that no political or religious message could be conveyed through the arm band. Social messages can be given.
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Doha: Qatar World Cup (FIFA World Cup 2022) The ‘One Love’ arm band is buzzing on stage. Do you know what this ‘One Love’ arm band is? This is the first time that the World Cup is being held in the Middle East. Qatar is a conservative country. Homosexuality is forbidden there. According to Qatari law, same-sex love is a crime there. As a result, there are also restrictions on the entry of homosexuals into Qatar. A number of gay rights organizations protested against the issue ahead of the World Cup. And that protest was joined by England, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Wales. A special armband was made as part of this protest. Which is called ‘One Love’. Footballers of several teams have been seen entering the field wearing this arm band. And that’s all the trouble. That information was presented TV9Bangla.
Before the start of the World Cup, FIFA made it clear that no political or religious messages would be conveyed through the arm band. Social messages can be given. However, it has been recently announced that the team will be fined and the captain will be shown a yellow card before the start of the match if they wear ‘One Love’ armbands. So England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark fearing this penalty, the football teams of seven European countries have changed their plans in accordance with FIFA’s fatwa. Other pictures have also been seen in the meantime.
Belgium started their World Cup journey with a 1-0 win over Canada at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium. Belgian Foreign Minister Hazba Labib appeared in the gallery to watch that match. He came to watch the Batshuayi’s game wearing the ‘One Love’ arm band. He also had the arm band in his hand while talking to FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
De tout cœur avec les Devils rouges!
My heart goes out to our Red Devils!
Mijn hart gaat uit naar onze Rode Duivels!
— Hadja Lahbib (@hadjalahbib) November 23, 2022
Along with the hajba, the Belgian captain was also planning to wear this arm band. But Belgium, like other teams, could not implement that plan due to FIFA guidelines. German Interior Minister Nancy Fesser sat next to FIFA President Infantino to watch the game. He also had this ‘one love’ arm band.
— Nancy Faeser (@NancyFaeser) November 23, 2022
Before the World Cup match against Japan, Germany’s footballers protested in a novel way. Germany’s footballers covered their faces with their hands while taking team photos. German footballers took action to protest FIFA’s move to ban ‘One Love’ armbands.
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) November 23, 2022