President Fritz Keller has recognized the human rights message of the national team to World Cup hosts Qatar as a strong symbol and wants to win the whole of German football for a united appearance on this issue.
The position of the DFB for the 2022 World Cup will be a topic in the Presidium in April, announced Keller. “The aim is a common stance in German football,” he said dfb.de.
He was “very proud” of Captain Manuel Neuer and Co., emphasized Keller, the entire German Football Association was “of course” behind the action on Thursday evening and for respect for human rights: “Should someone not be behind a statement for human rights can gather, he urgently needs to realign his inner compass. “
During the line-up for the anthems, every national player in Duisburg wore a black T-shirt with a white letter – together the message was: HUMAN RIGHTS. The DFB-Elf followed the example of Norway.
“I was thrilled,” said Keller, who does not believe in a World Cup boycott: “Qatar has initiated many reforms, there has been visible progress that is far from being enough, but which a boycott would possibly undo again.” But human rights are not negotiable, so the following applies to the association and national team: “Of course we must and will continue to raise our voices.”