LiverpoolJurgen Klopp, the manager, stated that it was “not fair” for footballers to make political statements before the World Cup in Qatar.
Klopp, speaking at the ceremony where he was presented with the Freedom of Liverpool award, said that he does not like the expectation placed on players.
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Klopp, however, said it was “absolutely perfect” and a good thing. EnglandCaptain Harry KaneTo support LGBTQ+ rights, wear the One Love armband
“I don’t like what we expect.” [the players]Do something now. They go there to play soccer,” Klopp told Sky News on Wednesday.
“It’s not up to this generation’s player to say now that “we don’t get, or that we don’t do that.”
“The decision [to hold the tournament in Qatar]was made by other people. If you wish to criticise anyone, criticise those who made the decision.
Klopp’s remarks follow numerous calls from advocacy organizations for players to speak out on Qatar’s record regarding human rights, alleged mistreatments of migrant workers, and treatment of the LGBTQ+ community.
Klopp, a German manager, was the only foreigner to receive the Freedom of Liverpool except Nelson Mandela.
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