Denmark’s 2022 World Cup package will ‘protest’ towards host nation Qatar

Denmark will put on kits on the 2022 FIFA World Cup to protest towards the human rights file of host nation Qatar.

The Danish producer Hummel unveiled the group’s new strips on Wednesday, together with a black third-choice design.

“The color of mourning,” Hummel stated in an Instagram publish, “The proper color for Denmark’s third shirt for this 12 months’s World Cup.”

“Whereas we assist the Danish nationwide group all the best way, this shouldn’t be confused with assist for a event that has price hundreds of individuals their lives,” the corporate stated.

“We want to make an announcement about Qatar’s human rights file and its therapy of the migrant staff which have constructed the nation’s World Cup stadiums.”

Final 12 months, Denmark’s soccer federation had pledged to put on clothes with “vital messages” on the upcoming event.

Beneath FIFA’s guidelines, international locations can face disciplinary motion in the event that they function political statements or insignia on group uniforms.

To conform, Denmark’s three designs — in pink, white, and black — function no phrases or symbols as an specific assertion. As a substitute, the nationwide group badge, Hummel emblem and iconic chevrons are light into the identical single color because the shirt.

“We don’t want to be seen throughout a event that has price hundreds of individuals their lives,” Hummel stated on Instagram.

“We assist the Danish nationwide group all the best way, however that isn’t the identical as supporting Qatar as a number nation,” it added.

“We consider that sport ought to deliver individuals collectively. And when it doesn’t, we need to make an announcement.”

A number of European nations — together with Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway — wore protest t-shirts earlier than FIFA World Cup qualifiers final 12 months.

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

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.

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