On the day of their debut in the World Cup in Qatar, all the players of the German team raised their hands to their mouths during the photo prior to the start of the match against Japan as a method of protest for the absence of human rights in the country. Faced with pressure from FIFA to avoid the One Love bracelet, the Flick players decided to send another message to the world to show their rejection of the Emirati regime.
That image was not liked, logically, by the organizers of the World Cup or by many Qataris and that resentment emerged yesterday, after the elimination of Germany from the World Cup in the first phase. Flick's men won their match against Costa Rica with some forcefulness, but Spain's defeat against Japan left them out of the rebound World Cup.
The German drama is deep, since it is the second consecutive World Cup in which they say goodbye to the first exchange. In Germany the disappointment was total, in Qatar, on the other hand, it was a celebrated elimination for considering the Germans as the staunchest opponents of the regime.
The Germans left enduring the ridicule of the local fans, whose team was the first eliminated from the tournament, who came together to say goodbye to the Teutonic team with great satirical charge. Social networks were filled with messages, but the attitude on a sports program on Qatari television was surprising. The collaborators agreed to cover their mouths with one hand and dismiss Germany from their World Cup with the other.
In this way they responded to the protest of the German players that had a worldwide reach. The mockery of the bravest team in the World Cup, as far as the denunciation of the absence of human rights is concerned, once again leaves Qatar in a bad place.