Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
French team rejected the insistence of French Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa Castera who wanted to see the Blues team lead a campaign in support of the LGBT community in World Cup 2022.
From the start, the French team did not want to get involved in political issues and campaigns in support of the LGBT community as England, Wales, Denmark, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
France national team captain Hugo Lloris said he was reluctant to use the One Love captain’s armband as he respected Qatar’s culture and rules. Lloris also said the players are already feeling the pressure and just want to focus on the game.
French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has also said his party will follow FIFA regulations when taking part in the 2022 World Cup.
Interestingly, French Sports Minister Amélie Oudea Castera actually urged Kylian Mbappe and his friends to take action, as did the German players who posed to be quiet after being banned by FIFA from using the captain’s armband. One Love.
“Is there still room for freedom where the France team can continue to express its commitment to human rights? The answer is yes. Germany has shown it,” said Castera said. Reuters.
“There are still a few weeks left at the World Cup where they can express themselves freely, use this space of freedom to convey a message. They also have these values. They come from a country that defends these values and that is important. for them to represent them.” continued the former tennis player.
But Castera’s insistence was ignored by the players of the France team. Les Bleus midfielder Matteo Guendouzi says the French players just want to enjoy the 2022 World Cup.
“He [Castera] politician, he says what he wants. We have already explained our position on this situation [sebelum Piala Dunia]. We are here to play football and have fun on the pitch. We are not insensitive to this situation, but we are here to play football,” Guendouzi said.
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