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THE PLAYERS PROTESTED AGAINST JAPAN

Germany sends a strong message against FIFA and censorship

Published:23/11/2022 - 17:00h

Updated:23/11/2022 - 17:00h

The German soccer players posed before the match against Japan with their hands over their mouths in protest of FIFA's decision to sanction those who wear the 'One Love' armband. The Federation charged against the entity through Twitter

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The selection of Germany confronted this Wednesday to the combined of Japan in a party that had been protagonist of the controversy in the previous. The captains of several selections, included Manuel Neuer, pretended to carry the bracelet arcoíris of the campaign "One Love" during the World-wide Glass, in a sample of support and claim to the community LGTBI. Nevertheless, the FIFA issued a communiqué in which it warned to the footballers and his federations that carry a bracelet that was not distributed by the organisation could comport sportive sanctions.

It weigh this, the guardameta Teutonic had the intensión to keep his word and carry the strip arcoíris in the meeting in front of the Japanese, as it had confirmed in the previous days to the debut of the germanos in Qatar. Finally, and although some means informed that Neuer was had to do charge of the economic sanction, the goalkeeper of the Bayern of Munich no lució the bracelet in front of the Asians to avoid be admonished with a yellow before the duel.

However, the Germans did not want to abandon the subject and took advantage of the opportunity to show his disagreement with the decision of the FIFA. In the traditional photo of the eleven headline captured before the start of the party, the footballers of 'Die Mannschaft' posed covering the mouth with the hand in signal of protest to the censorship of the body organiser of the international football, considering that these go against of the freedom of expression.

By his part, Manuel Neuer carried the official bracelet of the FIFA, which prays the message "No to the discrimination". Nevertheless, the guardameta if it used the representative colours of the movement LGBTI in his booties. Of the same form, the minister of the Interior of Germany, Nancy Faeser, if it used the strip 'One Love' in his left arm while it was seated in the loge of authorities at the side of the president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

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Like this then , the German Federation has explained through his account of Twitter the reasons of the protest, arguing that "we want to be an example of the values that live in the selection, of the diversity and of the mutual respect. It does not treat of a political message: the human rights are not negotiable. This would not do fault neither say it, but alas still is it. By this this message is so important for us. Forbid us use the bracelet is like covering us the mouth. Our posture keeps ".

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