The International Football Federation (FIFA) has banned the Danish national team from training in T-shirts with messages about respect for human rights and the LGBTQ community at the World Cup in Qatar.
The Football Association of Denmark wanted the players of the national team to train in Qatar wearing jerseys that read “Human Rights for All”.
“We sent a request to the International Football Federation, and the answer was negative. We regret it, but we have to take it into account,” said the general director of the Association, Jakob Jensen.
The Football Association of Denmark stated that it does not agree that it is a political message, but emphasized that it will respect FIFA’s decision.
At the upcoming World Cup, Denmark will play in Group D with France, Australia and Tunisia.