The debate over wearing the rainbow armband did not dissipate with Denmark’s opener, against Tunisia (0-0), this Tuesday. It is still a major topic in the country but also within the Scandinavian selection.
“Now I think we have to ask the right questions to FIFA, put pressure on”
Simon Kjaer therefore did not wear the armband and he spoke after the meeting on this episode: “I have to be very careful what I say… But it’s completely ridiculous that wearing this armband can lead to a yellow card, especially since I’ve already worn it against Croatia and France (in the League of Nations, last September). I couldn’t take that risk, with the threat of taking another, especially in a World Cup match. It would have penalized my teammates. Now, I think we have to ask the right questions to FIFA, put pressure on them. We all saw its president’s press conference a few days ago. And there’s no doubt what we all thought about it. »