Arab tweeters - via the social networking site Twitter - called on the leaders of the Arab teams participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to wear the leadership badge in the colors of the Palestinian flag, after the leaders of European teams announced wearing leadership badges to support certain campaigns with political or ideological implications.
And the captain of the Polish national team, Robert Lewandowski, announced two days ago his intention to wear a leadership armband bearing the flag of Ukraine - which was gifted by Ukrainian football legend Andrei Shevchenko - at the World Cup, as a way of support for the country that has been suffering from the Russian war since last February.
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As for the England team, it announced last Wednesday that it had joined an anti-discrimination campaign, which has so far included 9 European teams, in which they will participate in wearing a badge with certain connotations in the World Cup in Qatar, pointing out that team captain Harry Kane will start wearing this badge since the England match this evening, Saturday, against Italy in a league European nations.
We are uniting with nine other European countries in support of OneLove, a campaign that will use the power of football to promote inclusion and send a message against discrimination.
— England (@England) September 21, 2022
Three days ago, the tweeters interacted with the "#Leadership_Badge_of_Palestine" hashtag, during which they demanded that the leaders of the Arab teams wear a leadership badge bearing the Palestinian flag, to express their solidarity with the Palestinian cause and deliver it to the whole world in such an international forum, denouncing the West's double standards in sports.
One of the tweeters wrote, "We want our demand to reach all the Arab teams, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia. We wish you to put the flag of Palestine on the leadership badge. They wanted the World Cup to deliver their poisonous messages, and we will remind them of their crimes in Palestine."
A Kuwaiti tweeter said, "I wish our Arab teams would wear the insignia of support for Palestine. Glory be to God, here lies the contradiction. They themselves demand not to involve politics in sports, and they are the first to enter it." Our Arab teams in the World Cup by placing the flag of Palestine on the leadership badge.”
What if the four Arab teams (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco) put the flag of Palestine or support for Berma or even what happened to Muslims in China on the leadership badge as a kind of support like gay support!
Will it then be a political matter and must be separated from the ball?
Although what Ukraine has been exposed to is less than what Palestine has been exposed to.
— Bastian (@BS31__) September 23, 2022
In turn, a tweeter from Jordan commented, "The Europeans also support Ukraine - which has not reached a point from what Palestine and the destruction is experiencing - with all forms of support. We must convey this message to all Arab teams and Arab players, that a leadership badge should be worn that supports Palestine."
As for the Egyptian engineer, Mustafa Shawky, he tweeted, “Since Lewandowski will wear a leadership armband with the flag of Ukraine, why don’t we conduct a media campaign for the Arab countries to wear a leadership armband (with the flag) of Palestine,” adding, “You start by sharing this flag and, God willing, our voice will reach, because the topic It has become very provocative by the double standards of the West."
It is noteworthy that until now, no official decision has been issued by the International Football Association "FIFA", regarding whether the leaders of European teams will be allowed to wear the leadership armbands that they announced.
Guys, our request should be delivered to all our Arab teams
We wish you to put the flag of Palestine 🇵🇸 on the leadership badge for the teams
They wanted the World Cup to deliver their poisonous messages and
we will remind them of their crimes in Palestine #Palestine_Leadership_Badge
— MohaMed AlRaZhi (@AlrazhiMohamed) September 21, 2022
🚨 #Driving_Badge_with_Palestine_flag 🇵🇸
The Europeans are also supporting Ukraine with all forms of support that have not reached a point from what Palestine and the destruction that Palestine is experiencing...., we must convey this message to all Arab teams and Arab players that a leadership badge should be worn that supports Palestine 👌👌
.# Spread the hashtag 🚨🚨🚨 pic. twitter.com/vw2YiK3Vba
— zaid Alrisheh (@zaidalrisheh10) September 22, 2022
Since Lewandowski wears a leadership badge with the flag of Ukraine, why don't we run a media campaign on Twitter so that the Arab countries wear the insignia of the leadership of Palestine, you never share this hashtag and, God willing, our voice will be delivered, because the topic has become very provocative against the double standards of the West.
— 𝑵𝑬𝑿𝑻 𝑬𝑵𝑮𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑬𝑹 (@mostafa05322609) September 23, 2022
I hope the Arab teams wear the Palestine badge in the World Cup #Palestine_Leadership_Badge
— Abdul Rahman ✨ (@Abdelrh14365703) September 23, 2022
Poland, their leader, will wear a leadership badge with the flag of Ukraine, and the
England national team, their leader, will wear a leadership badge with the flag of gays
, and we, in turn, must have our request delivered to all our Arab teams in the World Cup
— Malik Juma (@MalikJuma18) September 23, 2022
Of course, now it is permissible for Poland to wear the captain's armband and the flag of Ukraine, but you want to raise the flag of Palestine?
are you crazy
Hndkhal politics in sports or what?
— Wasfi Jr.
(@AmrWasfi) September 23, 2022
After Harry Kane announced wearing the armband to support anomalies in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as Lewandowski wearing a leadership armband to support Ukraine, I hope our Arab teams wear the badge of support for Palestine
Glory be to God, here lies the mother of contradiction. They themselves demand that politics not be involved in sports, and they are the first to do so pic.twitter.com/CSrloijTb1
— f.almutairi (@Fai9alAFC) September 21, 2022