The decision of the FIFA in collusion with the Qatari government to prohibit the captains of various World Cup teams from wearing the bracelet’OneLove‘ in protest against the violation of various human rights in the country that hosts the World Cup is raising a lot of controversy. Under the threat of sanctioning the bearers of the band with yellow, the captains and their respective federations have backed down on their decision.
Nevertheless, Germany He protested with an image that went around the world before his match with Japan. The starting eleven posed in the team photo with their hands over their mouths in protest, a gesture that has generated debate of all kinds and has generated criticism of the team flickwhich was defeated by the Japanese team.
One of the most critical was Eden Hazardcaptain of Belgium. “I don’t feel comfortable talking about all this because I’m here to play football. I didn’t want to start the game with a yellow card, it would have been uncomfortable for the rest of the tournament,” said the player from Madrid to the French channel RMC.
The winger also referred to the decision of the Germans to protest before the game against Japan and suggested that this could throw them off center. “Then they lost the game. They would have done better not to do it and win. We are here to play football, not to send political messages,” the Belgian captain settled.