Following the FA’s unanimous decision last month with nine other European national teams to wear anti-discrimination armbands at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, instead of the equipment provided by the world governing body as stipulated in the rules Later, according to the “Daily Telegraph” report today, if FIFA bans the wearing of anti-discrimination armbands, the FA will ignore and challenge the rules of the National Football Association, which means that many national teams will implement the action. , without fear of any fines for violating the rules of the National Football Federation.
The meaning of the armband embroidered with the words “One Love”
The armband will be embroidered with the words “One Love” and a rainbow-colored heart-shaped totem, referring to the core concepts of anti-discrimination and inclusion, and using the power of football to promote this campaign, while also calling for action against people in any corner of the world. Discrimination that occurred.
England captain will bear the brunt
England’s 29-year-old captain Harry Kane will wear the “OneLove” captain’s armband against Italy and Germany at last week’s UEFA World Cup, joining fellow national team captains in support of the campaign , and UEFA has also allowed captains to wear the armband during the game.
Kane also said that although the captains of each team compete in the game, they still uphold the same belief and strictly oppose any form of discriminatory information. When the world is paying attention to football, the captain as the team leader should represent the team. The armband of discrimination and inclusiveness conveys a correct position and message to the society.
However, since the event was launched last month, FIFA has not made a statement on the event, if the national football federation refuses to let the captains wear the armband at the Qatar World Cup or does not issue any statement advocating anti-discrimination , then the position of this organization representing world football will be questioned by everyone.
At the same time, Kane, the captain of the England national team in the World Cup, bears the brunt of wearing the armband and will also face a fine from the National Football Federation.
England will defy Fifa if banned from wearing OneLove armband @mcgrathmike
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) October 10, 2022
condemn and advocate for human rights in Qatar
It is worth mentioning that the main fuse of the “OneLove” captain’s armband campaign launched by the FA with the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and Wales with a strong stance and attitude is due to the host country hosting this year’s World Cup . Qatar, in the process of preparing for the event, has a lack of inclusiveness towards foreign workers and women, which has been strongly criticized by the outside world.
The Danish Football Association also recently stated that it will also make a mourning move for Qatar’s human rights issues in this year’s World Cup equipment, and revealed that it will not wear the “V” written on Denmark’s 1992 European Cup. The famous red jersey in memory of the lives of thousands of foreign workers who built stadiums for the games.
So far, it has not been decided whether FIFA will ban the anti-discrimination activity. However, we can all see the strong unity of the FA and other national teams that support this event.
It is reported that UEFA will send a delegation to meet with FIFA this week and urge the National Football Federation to make a statement on the matter. At the same time, issues related to foreign workers and the progress of compensation will also be discussed at the meeting.