Here Germany's goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer still wears the captain's armband with the inscription "one love
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The World Cup in Qatar has been sharply criticized by many experts and celebrities. The fact that Manuel Neuer will not wear his One Love bandage annoys Elton enormously.

Hamburg – The one that started on Sunday World Cup in Qatar is sharply criticized by many experts and celebrities. Numerous Germans boycott the World Cup completely and don’t even watch the games. That goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (36) a wanted to wear “One Love” armband, could at least have set a small sign for human rights. Football fan and presenter Elton (51) is also very annoyed that he will not put it on after all.

Here Germany’s goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer is still wearing the captain’s armband with the inscription “One Love”. © Christian Charisius/dpa

The 51-year-old “Kicken mit Herz” participant wrote sarcastically in his Instagram story: “Respect the DFB team”.

The national team from Iran showed before their match against England on Monday that it is very possible to make a “political signal” during the World Cup while playing their national anthem.

Instead of singing along, they remained silent. And this despite the fact that the kickers at home are threatened with imprisonment if they set political signals in Qatar, according to Elton.

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As reported by the German Press Agency (DPA), the Iranian state broadcasters interrupted the live broadcast at the anthem. “Iranian activists see it as a gesture of support for the nationwide protests in the country.”

The players could now actually face consequences from their home country. Which, however, remained open.

Be in Iran There has been speculation that they could potentially be banned should they remain silent at the anthem.

Elton etches against the DFB on Instagram.  (image montage)

Elton etches against the DFB on Instagram. (Image montage) © Screenshot/Instagram/elton_tv, Ursula Düren/dpa

The situation is different for European teams, should they set a political signal, Elton classified the courageous behavior of the Iranians. They are threatened with a yellow card if they wear the “One Love” bandage.

Nevertheless, the colorful bandage will probably remain in the keeper’s pocket on Wednesday.

“There’s hardly anything more to say on this topic,” the moderator said, and commented on his post: “Before big mouth and now nothing behind it. Dear Oliver Bierhoff and Bernd Neuendorf, please at least set an example and make room for successors who are not so narrow-minded and courageous.”

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DFB President Bernd Neuendorf (61) had previously announced a to accept a fine for wearing the bandage. A yellow card, however, obviously not. “We don’t want the conflict that we undoubtedly have to be settled on the backs of the players. We stand by our values.”

And Oliver Bierhoff (54), Managing director of the German national team? He said, among other things, as follows: “Of course you can take our bandages away, but we will have the values ​​we stand for and we will always express them.” Just wondering how…

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