The DFB remains stubborn in Qatar and continues to tease FIFA during the World Cup. The "One Love" logo, which is forbidden as a captain's armband, can now be seen at the press conferences of the German national soccer team. Instead, Rewe, which has withdrawn, disappears.
After the ban on the "One Love" captain's armband at the World Cup in Qatar, the symbol in rainbow colors can be seen at least at the press conferences of the German national team. After the withdrawal of the sponsor Rewe, the German Football Association (DFB) replaced the logo of the retail group on its advertising board in the World Cup media center with the "One Love" sign. The logo should now always be visible in the background at press conferences and official media talks.
After the controversial World Cup ban on the "One Love" captain's armband by world football association FIFA, Rewe prematurely ended its cooperation with the DFB on Tuesday. CEO Lionel Souque said FIFA's "scandalous attitude" was "absolutely unacceptable" to him as the head of a diverse company and as a football fan.
FIFA has threatened sanctions against players wearing a "One Love" armband at the World Cup in Qatar. For this reason, seven European football associations, including the DFB, decided against the planned armband, which stands for diversity and tolerance.
In protest against FIFA's decision, the players of the DFB-Elf covered their mouths for the team photo before the World Cup match against Japan on Wednesday, while Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser wore the "One Love" armband in the stands. She had previously called the ban a "big mistake" during her visit to Doha. The armbands are also seen as a protest against the laws of the World Cup host, Qatar, which, among other things, criminalizes homosexuality.