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World Cup 2022, Qatar: “Rainbow band divides Islamic values”

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The head of the Qatar World Cup organizing committee has accused teams of wanting to wear the rainbow sash. The One Love was born in 2020 on a Dutch initiative, but on this occasion FIFA vetoed it due to a matter of regulation

A “very divisive message” to the Muslim and Arab world. It is Hassan Al-Thawadi, head of the organizing committee of the Qatar World Cup, who accuses the teams of wanting to wear the rainbow sash. An accusation that, underlines the Guardian, comes on the day Britain’s Secretary of State for Sport Stuart Andrew announced he will wear the ‘OneLove’ bracelet in support of the rights of the LGBTQ+ community tomorrow night when he watches the England v Wales derby in Doha from the stands . The gay conservative exponent described FIFA’s behavior as “truly unjust”.

The headband

The One Love (a white band with a rainbow colored heart and the number 1 between the words One and Love) was created in 2020 at the initiative of the Netherlands, against all discrimination based on sexual orientation: the national teams of England, Germany, Belgium, France, Wales, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark (as well as non-World Cup Norway) have already used the armband during Nations League matches, with UEFA’s approval. However, on the occasion of the World Cup, FIFA vetoed it as a matter of regulation.

Source: TG 24 Sky

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