Denmark package to protest Qatar’s human rights document at 2022 match

September 28, 2022

Denmark will put on workforce jerseys on the World Cup that protest the human rights document of host nation Qatar, with a black possibility, which was unveiled on Wednesday, to honour migrant staff who died throughout development work for the match.

“The colour of mourning,” package producer Hummel mentioned in a put up on Instagram releasing the black third-choice design.

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“Whereas we assist the Danish nationwide workforce all the way in which, this should not be confused with assist for a match that has value 1000’s of individuals their lives.”

The designs appear to finish a promise made by the Danish soccer federation final November to put on clothes with “essential messages” on the match in Qatar.

Although FIFA’s World Cup guidelines prohibit political statements on workforce uniform, the three Denmark shirt designs in all-red, all-white and all-black seem to adjust to no phrases or symbols which might be an express assertion. The nationwide workforce badge, Hummel brand and ornamental white chevrons — a well-known function of the Denmark shirt for the reason that Nineteen Eighties — are light into the identical single color because the shirt.

“We do not want to be seen throughout [the] match,” Hummel mentioned. “We assist the Danish nationwide workforce all the way in which, however that is not the similar as supporting Qatar as a number nation.”

Denmark, the world’s No. 10-ranked workforce, which reached the European Championship semifinals final yr, has been one of many 32 World Cup groups almost certainly to take a powerful stance towards Qatar.

The Danish federation additionally joined a European marketing campaign launched final week for captains to put on heart-shaped, multi-colored “One Love” armbands in World Cup video games.

The gas-rich emirate has been fiercely criticised prior to now decade for its therapy of migrant staff largely from south Asia wanted to construct tens of billions of {dollars}’ price of stadiums, metro traces, roads and inns.

Danish officers have taken a number one position in a gaggle of European soccer federations visiting Qatar to watch the progress of promised reforms in labour legal guidelines.

Denmark has been drawn in a World Cup group with defending champions France alongside Australia and Tunisia.

The FIFA match schedule for the match lists Denmark as the house workforce with first selection of color package just for its opening sport, which is Nov. 22 towards Tunisia.

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