The 2022 World Cup will probably be held in Qatar
‘Disastrous embarrassment’: National crew captain’s rainbow-coloured badge sparks criticism.
Many wished a captain’s armband in LGBTQ colours as an indication in opposition to homophobia at the World Cup in Qatar. Instead, Manuel Neuer wears the ‘One Love’ armband – which is not to everybody’s style.
Thomas Müller was honored to be the first to put on the new captain’s armband of the national soccer crew. When national coach Hansi Flick’s crew performs in opposition to Hungary on Friday night (dwell on ZDF from 20.45), a bandage adorns the left hand of substitute Manuel Neuer (eliminated attributable to Corona), which is analogous in colour to the LGBTQ flag, however not the similar. A coronary heart in vivid colours and the inscription “One Love” adorn the new creation. It stands not solely as an anti-homophobia signal, but in addition as an anti-discrimination and pro-diversity signal.
This creates criticism. “It appears weak. It’s not even a pleasure flag, it has different colours. If that is the solely imaginative and prescient of the DFB, it might be a disgrace to be a catastrophe. I count on extra from the DFB and I believe there will probably be extra. “Our Curve” Dario Minden, the consultant of the fan group, gave an interview to the newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel”.
Hansi Flick doesn’t settle for criticism
Even “tageszeitung” and “Bild” agree for as soon as. Left-wing newspaper taz complains the DFB’s choice to make use of the new dressing is “stringy”, whereas the tabloid complains the affiliation are “rainbow cowards”. The accusation is a “concession” to the rulers of the new bandage Qatar and never a real protest. It is essential to know that FIFA has promised that LGBTQ colours will probably be accepted in Qatar throughout the World Cup. However, it may be doubted that that is really the case. Homosexuality is a punishable crime in the Arab nation. If you show it in public, you threat as much as seven years in jail.
National coach Hansi Flick dismissed criticism of One Love Band. “It is simple to take a seat in a single place and criticize always with out making a call,” says the national coach. “Now it is not simply the colours of the rainbow, it is about all of them. It’s about each individual, sitting right here, each individual in the world. It’s about us being equal.”
The thought of ”one love band” originated from Holland. National participant Georginio Wijnaldum wore them final yr in the European Championship in opposition to the Czech Republic in Budapest, Hungary. At the time, it was a transfer in opposition to the homophobic laws of the Hungarian authorities underneath Prime Minister Viktor Urban.
At the European Championship, the national crew nonetheless wore rainbow colours
DFB-Elf nonetheless relied on LGBTQ colours in EM. Neuer wore the rainbow captain’s armband in the group match in opposition to Hungary at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The metropolis of Munich even wished to gentle up the stadium in rainbow colours, which was banned by UEFA. The causes at the time had been that this motion was political and in opposition to the guidelines.
With the World Cup in Qatar in thoughts, the eight national soccer associations have come collectively and brought up the “thought of one love”. Along with Germany and the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Wales will put on the new strip (Sweden and Norway are excluded from Qatar).
Sources: DPA, “Tagesspiegel”, “tageszeitung”, “Bild”, “Welt”