FFF president Noël Le Graët has, according to RMC Sport, sent out a letter to the presidents of regional lower leagues in France asking them to wear the “One Love” armband, despite his own opposition to its use at the World Cup in Qatar.
It was sent out on November 15, just days after the head of French football had indicated he did not want to see Hugo Lloris wearing the armband, a UEFA-wide initiative aimed at making a statement against all kinds of discrimination, at the tournament.
In this letter, the FFF speaks about French football’s desire to be at the forefront of the fight against homophobia and racism, and the president calls on lower league football to join the “One Love” initiative by having its captains wear the armband too. It indicates that two armbands were also sent out, and that the clubs are encouraged to sport the armband for as many games as possible until the end of the season. RMC have reached out to several presidents of amateur clubs, who have expressed their surprise at Les Bleus not following suit while at the World Cup.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin