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FIFA's threats to the English Federation for the 'One Love' bracelet

Published:26/11/2022 - 15:46h

Updated:26/11/2022 - 15:46h

New information from the United Kingdom has revealed FIFA's threats to England for the 'One Love' bracelet a few days after their debut in the World Cup

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The selection of England did not contest his inaugural party in front of Iran in the World-wide of Catar with the bracelet of 'One Love'. The executive director of the the English Association of Football (FA), Mark Bullingham, has desvelado the reasons by which the group of the three lions did not carry achieve his traditional symbol of support to the communicated LGBTI, standing out strong threats of the FIFA.

In some statements for 'ITV Sport', cleared that in a principle were had to face an economic penalty to carry the emblem. "Had clear that wanted to carry it and were engaged. We announce that we would do it already in September, had a lot of meetings with the FIFA during this period and the Saturday, before the party, feel that we had arrived to an agreement. We did not have permission, but would face the fine", affirmed.

However, the sanctions of the maximum organism of the balompié changed and went a lot greater to which were had to assume. "Unfortunately, the day of the party warned us two hours before. They came here with five referees and announced us that, like minimum, any one that used the bracelet would confront to boundless disciplinary measures. It did not treat only of fine or cards but they could subtract points", sentenced the executive.

Frustration and annoyance

Finally, it described the behaviour of the FIFA. "It was outrageous the form in that they managed this. The level of feeling is very high. We are frustrated, are angry. We wanted to show our support and could not do it. We could not put to the players in this position. Many of them have dreamed with playing the World-wide since they were young and suddenly is possible that can not participate...", it concluded Bullingham.

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