Rewe drops German national team partnership – DW – 11/22/2022

German supermarket chain Rewe on Tuesday ditched its advertising campaign with the German Football Association (DFB) after FIFA prohibited the wearing of ‘OneLove’ armbands, an initiative to celebrate diversity at the Qatar World Cup.

In September, the DFB released a statement “against discrimination” saying national team captain Manuel Neuer would wear a “special armband” with rainbow colors for the “upcoming Nations League games and during the World Cup in Qatar.”

Manuel Neuer with the 'One Love' captain's armband
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was going to wear the ‘One Love’ captain’s armband in Qatar until FIFA threatened to issue yellow cardsImage: Christian Charisius/dpa/picture alliance

But on Monday, that plan was shelved after soccer’s global governing body threatened to issue yellow cards to any player wearing the…

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