The Danish Federation, which has long been hostile to the organization of the tournament in Qatar, wants to lead the fight for migrant workers and the defense of LGBT rights in the emirate.
“We have sent a request to FIFA, but the answer is negative. We are sorry, but we must take it into accountDBU Director General Jakob Jensen told the Danish Ritzau news agency.
The Federation had announced that its training shirts would display “critical messages” and two sponsors (Danske Spil and Arbejdernes Landsbank) had agreed to have their logo replaced on them.
FIFA, which prohibits political messages, last week asked the teams to “concentrate on football” and not to enter “every ideological or political battle.”
The DBU will accept the ban on critical jerseys to avoid fines and penalties, it said.
“For me it’s a t-shirt with a very simple message about universal human rights,” Jensen said.
Asked by the AFPFIFA did not react immediately.