Denmark will wear ‘watered down’ shirts in protest against host Qatar – World Today News



Denmark will protest Qatar’s record on human rights and how it treats migrant workers by wearing “mitigated” shirts to the World Cup.

Hummel has also made a third set of uniforms that are all black to show the “colour of mourning.”

Hummel said he “doesn’t want to be seen” at a tournament that, in his words, “cost thousands of lives.”

He said, “We support the Danish team, but that’s different from supporting Qatar as the host country.”

Denmark’s flag is also “greyed out” as part of the design. His home kit will be all red, and his away kit will be all white.

The sponsors of Denmark’s training gear will also take their logos off to make room for messages that are negative about Qatar.

Qatari officials have in the past questioned the number of deaths of migrant workers at World Cup sites, saying that the real number at that time in 2021 was 37.

“We want to send a statement about Qatar’s human rights record and how it treats the migrant workers who constructed its World Cup stadiums,” Hummel said.

“We think sports should help people get along. When it isn’t, we want to say something.”

But the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, which is in charge of putting on the tournament, didn’t agree with Hummel’s claims about migrant workers dying.

A statement stated, “We have initiated an open and forthright dialogue with the Danish Football Association (DBU).”

“We strongly disagree with the idea that we don’t care about the health and safety of the 30,000 people who worked on stadiums and other tournament projects.

“We have worked hard with the government of Qatar to make sure that the tournament will leave a positive social legacy.”

The committee also asked the DBU to “tell Hummel exactly what came out of its long talks and work with the committee.

BBC Sport has asked FIFA to say something.

What have other countries done?

Denmark has said before that, in preparation for the World Cup, which starts on November 20, it will put “additional pressure” on FIFA to protect human rights.

England’s captain, Harry Kane, plans to wear a OneLove bracelet during the World Cup. This is part of a campaign started by the Netherlands to promote diversity and inclusion and fight discrimination.

The initiative is also backed by Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Wales, and Switzerland.

People have been very critical of Qatar’s human rights record, which includes strict laws against LGBT people and worries about how migrant workers are treated.

In March, the head of the World Cup told the BBC that critics were “wrong” and that the country hosting the tournament “shouldn’t apologise.”

For the event, seven new stadiums, a new airport, new roads, and about 100 new hotels are being built. The Qatari government says that 30,000 people from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and the Philippines were hired just to build the stadiums.

Human rights groups have talked about how foreign workers are treated and how many people have died in Qatar.

The Guardian reported in February 2021 that 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka had died in Qatar since the country won the right to host the World Cup.

The number is based on what the embassies of the countries in Qatar said.

But the Qatari government said that the total was not accurate because not all of the people who died were working on World Cup projects.

The government said that its records of accidents showed that 37 workers died on World Cup stadium construction sites between 2014 and 2020, but only three of those deaths were “work-related.”

BBC Arabic has also found evidence that the Qatari government hasn’t told anyone when foreign workers have died.

The English Football Association has agreed with calls for compensation for “any injury or death caused by any World Cup construction project.”

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