Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt were in a press conference this Friday before the Germany-Spain match on Sunday. Behind them, the German Football Federation has placed the logo of the inclusive “One Love” campaign.
The German Football Association (DFB) on Friday replaced the logo of the supermarket chain REWE, which broke its partnership with the Federation due to the controversy surrounding the “One Love” inclusive armbandwith the campaign logo “one Love“.
Following the end of the REWE partnership six weeks before the initial end of the contract with the DFB, the federation seized “the chance, also in the almost daily press conferences in Qatar, to maintain its position on the One Love campaign“, she explained in a press release.
Behind Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt, the two Nationalmannschaft players present to the media on Friday, appeared, among the other sponsors of the federation, the One Love logo, a multicolored heart, in favor of inclusion and diversity.
Manuel Neuer wanted to wear this inclusive armband, but the Germans had given up on it, faced with the threat of possible sporting sanctions.
Before the first match against Japan, lost 2-1, the eleven starting players of Germany had posed for the official photo with their hands in front of their mouths, mimicking a gag against the ban on demonstrating in favor of diversity. A gesture clearly turned against Fifa.
In the gallery, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wore the One Love armband, alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
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