Nantes striker Mostafa Mohamed has been fined by his membership after refusing to play on the weekend in a protest in opposition to an anti-homophobia marketing campaign in France’s Ligue 1, the struggling facet stated on Monday. The membership stated Mohamed can be “punished financially” for “refusing to play in opposition to Toulouse for private causes at a time when FC Nantes are combating to keep away from relegation”. Nantes added that the cash can be donated to a charity that helps members of the LGBTQ neighborhood who’re victims of discrimination.
The numbers on shirts of all gamers in France’s high two divisions, in addition to armbands worn by captains and officers, have been rainbow-coloured because the French league staged a marketing campaign in opposition to homophobia.
The rainbow-adorned shirts will likely be offered at public sale with the proceeds going to 3 charities energetic in combating LGBTQ discrimination.
Egyptian worldwide Mohamed refused to participate in his crew’s 0-0 draw at Toulouse to keep away from being related to the marketing campaign, regardless of Nantes desperately needing factors as they search to climb out of the relegation zone.
The 25-year-old Mohamed, who’s a Muslim, defined his choice to not play in a social media publish on Sunday night time.
“I respect all variations. I respect all beliefs and all convictions.