The German team protested by covering themselves during the photo session.
The German players have sent a different message to the FIFA authorities in the match between Germany and Japan in Group E at the World Cup. The message was to keep diversity together. FIFA has warned European countries that they will face sanctions if they wear ‘One Love’ armbands during the World Cup. FIFA has also announced that it will take disciplinary action against teams that wear armbands in support of LGBT (homosexuality) during the match. Following this, the teams of Germany, England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland have abandoned the decision to wear the armband.
Players can only wear kits approved by FIFA at the World Cup. Otherwise, the FIFA rule is to give the players a yellow card. But under the threat of FIFA, the German team also found an alternative. Before the match against Japan, the German team covered their mouths during a photo session in protest against the FIFA ban.
” tweeted the DFB regarding the use of our captain’s armband. We want to set an example for the values that live in our national team, diversity and mutual respect. ” Talk loudly to other people. It is not about a political message: human rights are not subject to change. That should go without saying. But unfortunately it’s still not there. That is why this message is so important to us. Forbidding us from bandages is like covering our mouths. We stand by our stand.” DFB said in a tweet.