The abhorrent human rights points inside Qatar have been broadly mentioned already however it seemed as if Virgil van Dijk was going to be protesting within the face of the nation and FIFA, throughout his time on the pitch as captain of Holland.
The thought of sporting the inclusive OneLove captain’s armband was shared by seven European nations and the Netherlands have been a part of this motion however now it has been introduced that that is not the plan.
As per a press release on the official website of the Dutch nation: ‘The UEFA working group, of which the KNVB is a component, requested FIFA on September 19 to embrace the OneLove captain’s armband. Right now, hours earlier than the primary recreation, it has been made clear to us from FIFA (formally) that the captain will obtain a yellow card if he wears the OneLove captain’s armband. We deeply remorse that it was not attainable to achieve an inexpensive resolution collectively’.
It’s a disgrace that the nations couldn’t be stronger and again their gamers to put on the armband, with it feeling like as soon as any of them acquired the primary little bit of criticism – they folded.
Nevertheless, to save lots of our No.4 from getting a yellow card, which might in flip construct as much as a suspension later within the event, might be seen as defending the gamers.
It could have been so highly effective for these seven nations to face as much as these accountable for handing Qatar the competitors and would have been an enormous inspiration for a lot of.
It appears to be like doubtless that this is not going to occur by any of them now and that’s an actual disgrace.
You possibly can view the Tweet confirming this information through @KNVB on Twitter:
FIFA verbindt sportieve sancties aan het dragen van de OneLove-aanvoerdersband.https://t.co/ZvIbLgy7wu
— KNVB (@KNVB) November 21, 2022