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Watch: FIFA presenter asked by Qatari police to remove OneLove band live on air | World News

Watch: FIFA presenter requested by Qatari police to take away OneLove band stay on air | World Information

A Danish journalist was advised by the Qatari police to take away a OneLove armband whereas filming a World Cup phase in Doha. Jon Pagh, from Danish station TV 2 Sport, was filming outdoors the Denmark squad’s lodge when he was stopped by native police.

In a video shared on social media, the officer might be seen informing the journalist that he should take off the armband, which has been controversial throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022 as homosexuality is unlawful in Qatar.

Jon Pagh refused to take it off, saying, “I respect that you’re telling me that, however I can not take it off. Why is it not allowed? Is it due to the colors?”

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The policeman mentioned “yeah” earlier than reacting by pushing away the digital camera. “It is only one love,” Jon Pagh protested.

“It’s simply respecting all people.”

The Danish journalist later mentioned, “I feel that after we are down right here, we should be cautious about doing activism, and we should be particularly cautious about scary conditions, however it was in no way in my thoughts that it will provoke something.”

“I actually am additionally very cautious to not do activism, however it’s the identical political message that’s in FIFA’s guidelines and human rights,” he added.

“For me it’s not politics. It is human rights. It’s an article of clothes which I put on and which within the Western world and in accordance with all human rights I’m allowed to put on. I actually hope that nobody takes this as an try to impress something. We’re standing in the midst of the darkish, 30 kilometres out within the desert. I did not assume for a second that this could possibly be an issue,” he advised native media.

Captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark have been set to put on the OneLove armbands on the World Cup, in a present of help of the LGBTQ+ group. However they introduced in a joint assertion on Monday that the thought had been dropped.


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