Manuel Neuer, Harry Kane and other captains could face punishment if they go ahead to wear the One Love armband.
One Love armband wearers at the 2022 World Cup may be subject to a warning before the game even starts, according to reports.
Harry Kane, the captain of England, Manuel Neuer, and Gareth Bale, the star of Wales, are among the athletes from nine European nations who intend to wear the armband in support of LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar.
As of right now, homosexuality in Qatar is a crime punishable by a maximum five-year prison term under article 296 of the country’s penal code.
However, the DFB is reportedly rethinking the choice to give Neuer the armband due to worries that he might receive not only a fine but also a possible caution before Germany’s first match against Japan even gets underway.
According to current FIFA regulations, match officials must wear official attire provided by FIFA, including FIFA event badges that are specified and provided by FIFA.
The Bayern Munich shot stopper insisted on Saturday that he would proudly wear his One Love armband on November 23.
“We don’t worry about the repercussions. Other countries in West Europe are also carrying this armband’s power. According to Neuer, quoted by DW.com, “I think it’s good that we’re not the only ones, but that we can make a statement together.”
“The German FA (DFB) and our DFB president are behind us.”
After a request from the FA to FIFA was ignored, the England team is preparing for punishment as a result of captain Harry Kane wearing the armband throughout the competition.
According to Mark Bullingham, the FA’s chief executive, they have not responded to our letter.
“I believe there is a chance we could receive a fine. And if we are, we will make restitution.
“We consider it crucial to demonstrate our values. That’s what we’ll be doing as well.
The Three Lions face Iran on Monday to open their World Cup campaign before matches against the United States on November 25 and Wales on November 29.