Nancy Faeser, Germany’s Interior Minister, said Thursday that in a brief conversation with the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, he reproached him “big mistake” from organism to ban bracelets with the slogan ‘One Love’ during the World Cup Qatar 2022.
The German representative took advantage of her meeting with infantino to criticize the pressure that FIFA has applied against the teams that announced that they would wear the bracelet as a gesture of protest against the persecution of homosexuality in the country.
Faeser, who was present this Wednesday in the VIP box to witness the Germany-Japan match (1-2), added that he sat next to infantino after the representative of the Qatari government did not appear.
The German civil servant went to the Khalifa International Stadium, Dohawith the controversial bracelet, which, he says, piqued the interest of Infantino himself. “He asked me if that was the bracelet, so I said: ‘And it’s not as bad as you think, is it? has reported.
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Despite the fact that FIFA had announced that I would penalize all that player to appear on the field with the controversial braceletthe goalkeeper of the German team, Manuel Neuer, He did jump onto the pitch with the garment.
This act of rebellion has been supported by some of the German cabinet ministers, such as the person in charge of Labor functions, Hubertus Heil, who considers that “it is good that the (German) team is sending a signal.”
“Of course there is a shadow over this World Cup and I think FIFA has done a lot of damage.”
Along the same lines, the Minister of the Family, Lisa Pauls, has indicated that he stayed “speechless” when he found out that the FIFA had banned the use of the bracelet.
(With information from Europe Press)