Denmark Football Team Travels to Qatar Without Families in Human Rights Protest
A Danish football federation is joining a campaign to have captains wear “One Love” heart armbands during World Cup games. The Danish team will travel to Qatar with players, but not their families. The team’s players are also protesting Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers. The Danish team is slated to start their World Cup campaign on November 22 against Tunisia. They will also play France and Australia.
Danish shirts protesting Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers
The Danish soccer federation has joined the European campaign to wear heart-shaped armbands while playing at the World Cup in Qatar. The soccer federation also visited Qatar to monitor the progress of promised labour law reforms. Danish players have said they would not have chosen to play at the World Cup in Qatar if the human rights situation there wasn’t as bad as it is now.
A Danish football shirt with the team’s logo replaced the official ‘Denmark’ shirt in protest of Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers. The Danish shirt was designed by sportswear company Hummel to draw attention to the state of human rights in the country. During the World Cup, Denmark’s team will play Tunisia, France, and Australia in Group D.
Danish federation joins campaign for captains to wear heart-shaped “One Love” armbands in World Cup games
The Danish football federation has joined a growing campaign calling on captains of national teams to wear heart-shaped armbands during World Cup games. Sky Sports News has contacted FIFA and the Danish Football Association to find out more about the campaign.
Denmark will wear team jerseys during World Cup games to protest the treatment of migrant workers in the host country, Qatar. The red and black jerseys are in protest against the human rights record of the country and the black jersey is to honour the lives of migrant workers killed during construction. According to FIFA rules, political statements cannot be on a team’s uniform, but the Danish jerseys seem to conform to the rule. They feature the team badge and the Hummel logo, as well as decorative white chevrons.
Denmark’s players to travel to Qatar without families in human rights protest
Denmark’s players have chosen to take a stand against the hosting of the World Cup next month by refusing to bring their families with them. The football association has also pledged to limit the number of trips the players make to Qatar. This comes after a number of human rights protests in the country and the removal of sponsors from their training kits.
The decision by the Danish Football Union comes amid growing concerns over the rights of children in the country. The World Cup kicks off on Nov. 22 against Tunisia. However, the players and board members of the Danish Football Union (DBU) are not allowed to bring their families to the tournament as a human rights protest.
Hummel to travel to Qatar without families in human rights protest
Denmark’s football team is making a stand against the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. The players have chosen to travel to the Middle Eastern country without their families, as a human rights protest against the country’s treatment of migrants. Since the country hosted the World Cup in 2010, it has faced wave of criticism, ranging from its treatment of migrant workers to its attitude towards the LGBTQ+ community.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL), the organiser of the World Cup in Qatar, has denied that thousands of migrant workers have died as a result of working conditions there. However, sportswear company Hummel has stated that the black kit they have created for Denmark’s World Cup squad was a protest against the conditions in Qatar. As a result, the Danish Football Association (DBU) has lowered the number of board members and players who are allowed to visit Qatar.ws