The Swedish national team captain Tobbias Karlsson decided to send a “special message” to all those who will watch the matches at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. SG Flensburg defensive specialist and the world’s best in Handball-Planet Contest, will wear a rainbow captain bandage on all matches of his team in Group C, where Sweden will face Spain, Slovenia and Germany.
As Sportbladet reported, Karlsson will do that as a way of protest against the Polish laws which don’t allow same-sex marriage. Everything became even worse since conservative party “Law and Justice” won the elections in Poland.
– This is not a protest against anything but a silent manifestation of acceptance and equality of all people – said Karlsson and added:
– But I have asked the management to check that we don’t have risk of points deduction if I wear it. I will wear it until somebody stops me – said Karlsson who pointed out that he was ready to wear it also at DKB Bundesliga matches, but captain bandage are not in use anymore in Germany.