Rights group calls on FIFA to condemn racism in Denmark at Word Cup

Former Football Player Lothar Matthaus shows Denmark during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw at Doha Exhibition Center on April 1, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. [Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images]

A Danish human rights organisation has called on the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to allow referees to raise signs condemning Danish racism during World Cup matches in Qatar 2022. In an open letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the organisation calling itself DENMARK UNCENSORED urged: "To support marginalised and vulnerable people affected by the racist laws of the Danish government." The organisation was founded in 2020 by a group of Danish human rights defenders and expatriates exasperated with the Danish government's racist policies that target minorities and people of colour. In its open letter, the organisation commended the extraordinary efforts exerted by the State of Qatar to organise the final matches of the 2022 World Cup. It pressed […] Source

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