Staff, 2022-10-07 11:37:39,
Lodging a note of protest against Qatar, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Denmark’s football team on Wednesday (October 5) said it would travel to the West Asian country without any family members accompanying them.
The Danish Football Association (DBU) wants to minimise activity in Qatar as part of protests against the country’s human rights record — in sharp focus with the mega sporting event due to begin in late November. “We don’t want to contribute to creating profit for Qatar,” DBU communications manager Jakob Hoyer told local newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Reuters reported.
Similarly, when releasing the latest world cup kits a few days ago, the team’s kit maker, Hummel, shared black jerseys’ images on Instagram, adding it was the “colour of mourning”, and supporting the Danish team should not be confused with “support for a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives.”
What is Denmark’s charge against Qatar?
Last year, DBU said it was in talks with its sponsors to not have their branding on the jersey for the tournament. Jakob Jensen, President of the Danish Football Association, told BBC Sport, “We have written to the Qatari authorities and to Fifa to explain the difference between the facts they present and the facts Amnesty presents”.
Jensen was referring to a 2021 Amnesty report that said thousands of migrant workers in Qatar were still being exploited while working in the construction of stadiums and other World…
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