New controversy over human rights in Qatar. This Wednesday, November 23, on the occasion of the World Cup match between Germany and Japan, the Germans decided to make a strong gesture in the pre-match photo by gagging. This gesture follows FIFA’s decision to ban the wearing of the “One Love” armband, which was intended to support the LGBT community. In a press release, the Federation justifies this action.
“With our captain’s armband, we wanted to set an example of the values that we live in the national team: diversity and mutual respect, explains the German federation on its Twitter account. This is not a political message: the “Human rights aren’t negotiable. That should go without saying. Unfortunately, that’s still not the case. That’s why this message is so important to us, the body continues. Prohibit us from wearing the armband , it is forbidding us to speak. Our position is clear..