The DFB has received a lot of criticism for the marketing video on the national players’ human rights campaign. Dietmar Hamann has now also attacked those responsible.
Hamann does not like that the DFB used the idea and implementation of the players for their own image purposes. “Doing PR with the misery of thousands shows how far you’ve removed yourself from us,” wrote Hamann angrily on Twitter. The 47-year-old TV expert added that it was “unscrupulous”.
The DFB-Elf had set a clear signal for human rights at the beginning of the qualification for the 2022 World Cup in the heavily criticized Qatar. During the line-up for the national anthems before the duel with Iceland in Duisburg, each player wore a black T-shirt with a white letter – together the strong message was: “HUMAN RIGHTS”.
The following day, the association published a making-of video, whereupon critical tones were heard from the public after a lot of praise for the action.
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Human rights are “non-negotiable,” said Gosens, explaining the attitude of the national team. The protests for the observance of human rights were not discussed with those responsible, as the professional from Serie A club Atalanta Bergamo made clear: “I can assure everyone of that.”