FIFA has declined a video message on world peace by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy before the World Cup final in Qatar 2022.
Ukraine President Zelenskyy’s Peace Message To The World In FIFA 2022
On Sunday, Zelenskyy asked the FIFA governing body to broadcast a video for the global peace conference before the final match to resolve the Russian-Ukraine War. But, FIFA decided to decline the broadcasting the video message.
Even the FIFA officials refused it, soccer players from Ukraine and other officials have publicized the peace message, said the president. The World still would listen to the plea, added Zelenskyy.
According to the CNN reports, On Friday, president Zelenskyy requested FIFA to let him appear in a video link to fans in the stadium of Qatar as The Global Peace formula was a fair deal to the world. There is no champion, draw, or red card in war. Instead, there are threats of Red Button, the possible nuclear attacks.
It had been eleven months since Russia deployed a special military operation to invade the east European country. Since February, Zelenskyy has followed many significant events to highlight the World’s concentration on Kyiv as Russia won’t cease the conflict. The Ukrainian President attended the Group of 20 Nation Summit, the carpet of the Grammy and Cannes Film Festival, to draw the world’s attention.
Status Of Russia And Ukraine Teams in Qatar World Cup 2020
In the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the team of Russia and Ukraine could not participate. The FIFA organization banned the Russian team from the 2022 World Cup after the invasion of Russia in Ukraine. At the same time, the Ukraine team could not qualify for the squad for the World Cup in 2022.
FIFA Qatar 2022 And Its Intolerable Policies
Since the beginning, FIFA has gone farthermost to keep the political massacre out of the ground. It is the first time a Middle Eastern Nation is hosting the event, so the responsibility is relatively high for FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Footballers were strictly prohibited not to wear any kind of armbands that supported the pro-LGBTQ+ conflict. Players are forbidden to show any sort of positive or negative impact on the Gulf Country’s treatment of LGBTQ people and migrant workers.
Later, FIFA also banned players from wearing the “One Love” Captain’s armband during the match. The One Love band features a striped heart in different colours to represent the heritage, background, and sexual identities.
Hours before, when England Captain Harry Kane was prepared to wear an armband against Iran, FIFA decided that any player wearing the armband against Iran would receive Yellow Card, placing them under the threat of being banned in upcoming matches.
American Football Journalist, Grant Wahl, who suffered death from a ruptured aortic aneurysm during the World Cup, was also negated to the entry as he was wearing a rainbow-featured t-shirt to support LGBTQ rights.
However, FIFA made the exception for the Palestine flag, which was featured prominently during the world cup game.
President Gianni Infantino’s Response To The World
Against all the accusations, Infantino responded that FIFA is a global organization meant to be for everyone. They do not discriminate against anyone. Further, he added they are defending values and human rights and rights for everyone at the World Cup Qatar 2022. The billion global fans have their own issues. But during that 90 or 120 minutes, the international watchers want to live in the moment without bothering about it. Here the Organisation is to give them the pleasure of the moment they could enjoy at their best.