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Wales vs America – The ZDF commentator sets an impressive example

Claudia Newman commented on the USA’s game against Wales and set an example. Image: imago Sports Photo Service / Markus Endberg

Sophia Seherman

Already on the second day of the World Cup in Qatar, there are heated debates about political signs in the conservative emirate. For example, seven European teams ditched the “One Love” bandage after pressure from world association FIFA. According to FIFA, the penalty against bandage wearers would have been a yellow card if countries had breached the ban.

Just before the match between America And Wales, there was another political sign on the ZDF broadcast, which caused a lot of conversation, especially on social networks.

Shortly before kick-off of the USA vs Wales match on Monday evening, ZDF switched to commentary mode. Sports journalist Claudia Newman arrived in a black t-shirt with a rainbow design and rainbow armband. The 58-year-old has sent a clear signal for the rights and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community.

The ban was hotly debated on social media and during the half-time break. The BBC presenter had already spoken during the match between England and England Iran She showed her attitude with the cover of “One Love”. Twitter and other social media have strong support.

Claudia Newman is a strong example

Now German journalist Claudia Neumann is a symbol of tolerance and Equal rights was set up.

The gesture has been well received by many Twitter users. One Twitter user commented on Neumann’s picture: “German commentator Claudia Neumann is well dressed for the USA v Wales game.”

Another Twitter user found: “Claudia Newman’s cool outfit”.

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Another user judges: “One ZDF girl has more balls than the entire DFB.” He also added the hashtag “Boycott Quarter 2022”.

Prominent voices are also voicing support for Claudia Newman’s campaign. Journalist Georgine Kellerman writes about Newman on Twitter: “She’s my hero today”.