24 Nov Dutch Football Federation Says Seven European Teams Consider Legal Options In Dispute With FIFA Over OneLove Armband,
The Dutch Football Federation confirmed this Thursday that it is considering its legal options due to the fact that the European teams that FIFA prohibited the use of OneLove bracelets in this World Cup in Qatar, for which they decided not to go to the CAS (Court of Sports Arbitration). In order to promote diversity and inclusion at the World Cup held in Qatar, the captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark planned to wear the armbands, however on Monday FIFA made it very clear that if the players use it, they will receive yellow cards and the teams decided to withdraw from the protest. We are considering our legal options, were the words of the KNVB in a statement from the seven countries of which the captains planned to play with said OneLove bracelets, so they jointly decided not to go to CAS momentarily. The KNVB said: "We will continue the OneLove campaign. Captains from the Netherlands and 9 other countries previously played with the OneLove armband during the Nations League. That competition belongs to UEFA and there was no problem." The CAS confirmed through a spokesman that "the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has not been contacted in relation to the matter." "We are 100% behind the OneLove campaign and its message... We have received a lot of support for OneLove from, among others, Amnesty International, COC, FIFPRO, Nike and many people nationally and internationally. The OneLove captain's armband is becoming buying en masse," the KNVB added.