The sports minister encourages the blues to use their “freedom”.
While the included “One Love” armband was banned by FIFA during the World Cup, Sport Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra is encouraging the French team to use the “freedom” they have left.
By covering their mouths in protest at the ban on the One Love armband on Wednesday, November 23, Germans got people talking about it. Almost more than the defeat (1:2) against Japan.
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, French Minister of Sport, reacted to these facts on the public senate channel.
“I believe FIFA’s decision to ban this ‘One Love’ armband is not over yet. Would I have wished for a room full of freedom? The answer is definitely yes. Are there still spaces where our French team can continue to express their commitment to human rights? The answer is yes,” said the former tennis player. Before adding: “The Germans show it. I think everything will go on.”
For his part, Noël Le Graët, President of the French Football Federation, has decided to abide by FIFA’s decision. Just like the blues captain Hugo Lloris.
“We still have weeks ahead of us in which they can develop freely and use this freedom for their messages,” the minister continued.
“They have these values too. They belong to a country that values them and it is important that they are its representatives,” said Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.