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“Not as bad as you think, right?”: Faeser smugly answers Infantino’s “One Love” question

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During the World Cup game between Germany and Japan, Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) said she spoke to FIFA boss Gianni Infantino again about the “One Love” armband, which is banned on the field.

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Faeser said in Berlin on Thursday that after a government representative from Qatar did not appear in the stands on Wednesday, she was offered the seat next to Infantino. “Then he also asked me about the pad, whether that’s the pad, then I said to him, ‘And it’s not as bad as you think, is it?'”

She also told the FIFA boss “that I see FIFA’s decision as a big mistake”. It is unbelievable what kind of pressure has been put on the football associations of the seven European countries so that this symbol of diversity is not worn on the pitch.

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After Germany’s game against Japan, photos caused a stir and criticism on social media, showing Infantino standing next to Faeser and pointing at the armband with a smile.

As for the promises made by the host Qatar before the World Cup, she was disappointed “that I now had to see that it wasn’t being kept,” said Faeser.

Fans reported to her, for example, that the rainbow flag had been taken from them by the police before entering the stadium. The German players protested with their gesture on the pitch “and I expressed my protest by wearing the “One Love” bandage,” said the minister responsible for top-class sport. (dpa)

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Source: Tagesspiegel

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