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Nano

Well-known member
There is no law of the game which could warrant a booking for wearing the wrong armband. Sanctions can be made against a team after the game but a player can't be booked. My guess is they have been told that a player wearing one will result in points being docked but that seems like a threat they wouldn't follow through on to me so all it should take is for them to call their bluff. I hope Kane and Bale do it when England play Wales. They should all come out holding hands as well.

If all the big countries agreed to do it then FIFA wouldn't do anything. They need the big teams to qualify (or be knocked out legitimately). There would be no interest/viewing figures if the knockouts were just between the also-rans because they had deducted points off from the real contenders.
 

BoroMart

Well-known member
FIFA integrity if it wasn`t bad before is on the floor, if CAS confirm illegality of FIFA ruling then the FIFA's role as governing body becomes untenable
FIFAs is a filthy corrupt cartel, it's time to disband it and create an alternative, with proper independent governance
 

Jedi boro

Well-known member
If all the big countries agreed to do it then FIFA wouldn't do anything. They need the big teams to qualify (or be knocked out legitimately). There would be no interest/viewing figures if the knockouts were just between the also-rans because they had deducted points off from the real contenders.
This 👍🏻

Imagine if neymar is wearing it tomorrow.
 

Jedi boro

Well-known member
FIFAs is a filthy corrupt cartel, it's time to disband it and create an alternative, with proper independent governance
No it’s not as the only thing to replace it will be either a us consortium or the Saudis as we’ve seen with Liv.

Don’t pretend otherwise.
 

TeaCider

Well-known member
There is no law of the game which could warrant a booking for wearing the wrong armband. Sanctions can be made against a team after the game but a player can't be booked. My guess is they have been told that a player wearing one will result in points being docked but that seems like a threat they wouldn't follow through on to me so all it should take is for them to call their bluff. I hope Kane and Bale do it when England play Wales. They should all come out holding hands as well.

If all the big countries agreed to do it then FIFA wouldn't do anything. They need the big teams to qualify (or be knocked out legitimately). There would be no interest/viewing figures if the knockouts were just between the also-rans because they had deducted points off from the real contenders.

I don't think it's a coincidence that Lewandowski also didn't wear the Ukraine armband that he'd pledged to wear at the World Cup.

Probably also told he couldn't wear that.
 

BoroMart

Well-known member
No it’s not as the only thing to replace it will be either a us consortium or the Saudis as we’ve seen with Liv.

Don’t pretend otherwise.
Don't be silly, there are plenty of options.

I get the better the devil you know, but lets be clear FIFA are the devil. They are not fit for purpose.

The awarding of Qatar and Russia were utter corruption, South Africa was a favour for supporting Sepp Blatter's presidency.
 

Malaguena

Well-known member
If Harry Kane were to wear an armband that FIFA has banned, and gets booked for it each half and gets sent off, do you think that would change anything?
If Harry Kane had a set of balls that's exactly what he would do - FIFA would be a laughing stock if they carried it out (even more so than they are now) - it would achieve an awful lot
 

dooderooni

Well-known member
FIFA are essentially showing deference to authoritarians by adopting their authoritarian tendancies.
That rubbish spouted by Infantino sounds even worse in light of these petty measures to suppress any support of LGBTQ+ issues.
 
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