Denmark’s World Cup kit designed as protest against Qatar’s human rights record

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Denmark’s caller jerseys for the World Cup finals successful Qatar person been designed successful protestation astatine the big nation’s quality rights record, their kit manufacturers person announced.

Danish sportswear institution Hummelsport said it wanted to “send a duel message” erstwhile it unveiled Denmark’s shirts for Qatar 2022 connected societal media.

Hummelsport said connected Instagram: “With the Danish nationalist team’s caller jerseys, we wanted to nonstop a dual message.

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“They are not lone inspired by Euro 92, paying tribute to Denmark’s top shot success, but besides a protestation against Qatar and its quality rights record.

“That’s wherefore we’ve toned down each the details for Denmark’s caller World Cup jerseys, including our logo and iconic chevrons.

“We don’t privation to beryllium disposable during a tourney that has outgo thousands of radical their lives. We enactment the Danish nationalist squad each the way, but that isn’t the aforesaid arsenic supporting Qatar arsenic a big nation.

“We judge that athletics should bring radical together. And erstwhile it doesn’t, we privation to marque a statement.”

Hummelsport posted a akin connection connected Twitter and it follows a bid of protests by quality rights run groups against the attraction of migrant workers successful Qatar.

Earlier this month, calls for football’s planetary governing assemblage to lend to a compensation strategy for workers received beardown nationalist backing.

Human rights run groups, including Amnesty International, person called connected FIFA to acceptable speech 440million US dollars (£380m) to enactment the strategy – equivalent to the magnitude it is acceptable to manus retired successful World Cup prize money.

Concerns person besides been raised implicit the information of LGBTQ+ England fans who question to ticker the finals this wintertime successful Qatar, wherever same-sex relationships and the promotion of same-sex relationships are criminalised.

Any time is simply a bully time to punctual @FIFAWorldCup that it's clip to compensate the workers and their families who suffered to marque #Qatar2022 a reality.— Amnesty International USA (@amnestyusa) September 10, 2022

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The Football Association’s main enforcement Mark Bullingham said past week that helium had been assured that LGBTQ+ fans volition not look apprehension for holding hands successful public.

England skipper Harry Kane volition proceed to deterioration an anti-discrimination armband during the team’s World Cup matches successful Qatar this winter.

Kane wore the armband for the archetypal clip successful England’s caller Nations League decision to Italy aft the FA joined 9 different European federations, including the Football Association of Wales, successful enactment of a season-long OneLove run against discrimination.

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