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The German players covered their mouths in protest against the decision to prohibit the nations from carrying the Captain One-Love armband during the World Cup.
The German national team was therefore very courageous with this position held by its players. They all covered their mouths on the front match photo to express their disagreement with FIFA decisions. And in particular that which concerns the “One Love” armband, in support of the LGBT+community.
Germany defies international bodies
Nancy FaeSer, Federal Minister of the Interior and the Community of Germany, was also present in the stands and with the famous Brassard around his arm.
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A referee was also seen checking Manuel Neuer's armband to ensure that he was carrying that delivered by FIFA.
The DFB published a message on Twitter to explain its gesture. They explain that they wanted to express values close to the German national team, and that not authorize them to do so was to refuse them a voice.
“We wanted to use our captain's armband to take a stand in favor of the values we defend within the German national team: diversity and mutual respect. With the other nations, we wanted our voice to be heard (...) it was not a question of making a political declaration - human rights are not negotiable. This should be considered obvious, but it is still not the case. This is why this message is so important to us (…) refusing the armband that is to refuse us a voice. We remain on our position, ”said their note.
Germany currently faces Japan for its entry into the World Cup, then Spain on November 27.
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