FIFA bans Belgium’s second kit due to ‘Love’ inscription on the neck

Due to this inscription on the neck, FIFA does not allow the Belgian away kit.Screenshot: Twitter

FIFA prohibits World Cup participants from wearing the “One Love” captain’s armband. According to a media report, Belgium are also not allowed to wear their away jersey.

21.11.2022, 21:0022.11.2022, 01:24

The Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” writes that the Belgian national team cannot wear their normal away jersey at the World Cup. The reason for this is that the inscription “Love” is embroidered on the collar of the shirt. After the ban on the “One Love” captain’s armband, FIFA now also requires this inscription to be removed and the jersey fitted at short notice.

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Peter Bossaert, managing director of association football, finds this “completely incomprehensible”. He further said: “It just wasn’t possible to get together.”

It is not clear how the case will continue and whether the jersey can be changed in such a short time. FIFA had previously threatened punishments such as yellow cards for the seven countries that wanted to wear the “One Love” captain’s armband at the World Cup in Qatar. As a result, countries including Belgium, Germany and Switzerland caved. Neither national team allowed their captain to wear the “One Love” armband for fear of punishment from FIFA. (t-online/jre)

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