The Danish Football Association (DBU) has said it will not support Gianni Infantino’s re-election as FIFA president after world football’s governing body threatened teams. Wearing OneLove Armband At least with the yellow card.
Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, DBU president Jesper Möller said he was angered by FIFA’s actions and that the association had refused to vote for Infantino in next year’s election.
“There’s only one candidate, and we’ll have to see if there’s another candidate, there’s still time, but Denmark Will not support the current president,” he said.
“This situation is quite extraordinary. I’m not just disappointed, I’m angry. This is my seventh final … It’s completely unacceptable for the players to be exposed to this. We have to respond.” Moller added.
DBU CEO Jakob Jensen outlined the communication he had with the federation’s governing body, telling them before the tournament that he intended to wear the armband in support of diversity.
Although it is not aimed solely for the rights of the LGBTQ community, the armband has a special significance QueueWhere homosexuality is illegal and punishable with jail.
Jensen said that The English FA was then clearly told at a meeting that the team captain may receive a yellow card for wearing the armband.
Denmark has teamed up with other Nordic football federations since they visited Qatar to raise concerns over migrant workers’ rights and diversity, with Jensen saying they have seen some success.
“I think if you listen to the speech given by Infantino at the press conference, there were a lot of words, and if you listen in between those words, you can also hear him addressing the same criticism that We’ve been raising our voices for years,” Jensen told reporters.
Qatar’s government has said its labor system is still a work in progress, but denied allegations in a 2021 Amnesty report that thousands of migrant workers are being trapped and exploited in the country.
DBU has faced severe criticism at home for not instructing only the captain Simon Czar To wear armbands and accept whatever approval came their way.
“Now we are getting to the worst, but I think FIFA should be criticized for not allowing a very simple message,” Jensen said.