Men’s football must stop silencing activism and alliance


There’s a familiar saying ringing in the stands at the 2022 FIFA Men’s Football World Cup, suggesting that winning really is all that matters. But athlete activism and solidarity reflect a growing trend among athletes publicly demonstrating social responsibility both on and off the field.

However, FIFA remains adamantly opposed to entering sports activism. For example, the message of the Danish men’s football team ‘Human rights for all’ is a political statement that violates FIFA rules, according to the sports organization.