It’s final, the decision is made: Hugo Lloris will not wear the rainbow armband during the 2022 World Cup, according to L’Equipe.
Say no more about the rainbow armband! The French Football Federation has made its decision, according to L’Equipeand Hugo Lloris will not wear the armband ” One Love “said to be inclusive, during the 2022 World Cup.
The FFF made this choice after surveying Fifa on the subject. While the subject is sensitive, since it is in particular a question of the defense of the rights of minorities and LGBT people, Fifa has not provided an answer. And that’s why the FFF asked Lloris not to wear this armband, says L’Equipe.
This choice is not surprising, insofar as it responds to a declared desire of Noël Le Graët. “We will discuss it. But I just like that he doesn’t. We are going to play in a country that we must respect. But if we have to wear it, we will wear it,” entrusted the president of the FFF a few weeks ago.
The English captain will wear it
Asked about the subject, Lloris had supported his hierarchy. ” When we welcome foreigners to France, we want them to follow our rules and respect our culture. I will do the same when I go to Qatar. We may not agree with that, but I will show respect,” justified the captain of the Blues, whose lack of position has been strongly criticised.
A total of 10 nations had considered wearing the “One Love” armband, created by UEFA. These are England, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Wales and Belgium. France has chosen to give it up, unlike England, since Harry Kane will wear this armband well. This was confirmed by the president of the English federation, who also underlined the lack of response from Fifa on the subject, but who specified that a possible fine would not be a problem for his country.