Red Devils rally behind Qatar human rights campaign, Eden Hazard to wear ‘One Love’ captain’s armband

Red Devils rally behind Qatar human rights campaign, Eden Hazard to wear ‘One Love’ captain’s armband
Red Devils rally behind Qatar human rights campaign, Eden Hazard to wear ‘One Love’ captain’s armband

The Red Devils, along with nine other countries, are behind the One Love campaign for labor and human rights in Qatar, where the World Cup will be played in November and December. The Belgian Football Association announced this on Wednesday afternoon.

Jonas Withouck

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“Last night (Tuesday, ed.) The Red Devils received another update about the changes and work points in Qatar,” it says in a press release from the Belgian Football Association. “At the request of the team and staff, we continued to work with them on the content of the workshop given by Amnesty International in June.”

“During this second workshop, we discussed the current situation and the concrete questions that the Red Devils have already received from their entourage. Questions such as, friends from the LGBTQ+ community who would like to travel, but don’t like it, what can I give them?”

“During this workshop, we also discussed the proposal to support the One Love campaign at all upcoming matches in 2022. This One Love campaign uses the power of football to promote inclusion and send a message against all forms of discrimination and injustice, now that the eyes of the world are on our global game.”

“This message is symbolized by the respective captains of the men’s national teams wearing the signature One Love bracelet. The stakes for the campaign kick off with this month’s UEFA Nations League matches against Wales and the Netherlands. The eight participating countries in this winter’s World Cup will wear the bracelet – featuring a heart with colors representative of all backgrounds – during the tournament.”

Eden Hazard: “Strong signal”

“By already wearing the same captain’s armband with 10 countries, we are already sending a strong signal of solidarity,” says Eden Hazard. “We can only hope that more countries will follow suit in the coming weeks.”

The ten participating countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales

The article is in Dutch

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