Belgian football association let Damso not fall

The Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) insists on Damso as a musician for the official anthem of the Red Devils for the world cup in Russia next summer. ‘We will not be hostage by the unions”, let the belgian football association Wednesday night know.

Damso © Youtube


The belgian football association was last week under heavy fire for its choice for Damso to the world cup song. The national council of women wrote an open letter to the sponsors of the Red Devils to the vrouwonvriendelijke texts of the Belgian rapper. Also from a political angle grew the resistance.

The football association is not, however, going to a different artist to indicate. “We wish by this unwanted controversy not held hostage to be and hereby confirm once again our choice (for Damso)’, according to a press release.

The sponsors and partners of the royal belgian football association as soon as possible invited ‘to give them the song to listen to and to see them (again) the process to explain that this choice has led’. The belgian football association has let us know that the song is ready. ‘This song was already proposed by the artist and has helped us immensely charmed to the great unifying message.”

The choice for Damso stems from a collaboration between the royal belgian football association and the record company Universal Music, which a number of proposals made for an official world cup anthem of the Red Devils. The Brussels rapper enjoyed a final choice.

The royal belgian football association holds to that choice. ‘Damso, proud father of a daughter, is a young artist with a migrant background who grew up in the streets of Kinshasa and later of Brussels. He is also an example of integration, ” stresses the belgian football association. ‘This message was in our eyes, fundamentally because we have this values always of high importance to have worn. The notions of fair-play and respect are essential for the belgian football association, but also for the UEFA and the FIFA.’

In november 2017 officialiseerde the royal belgian football association the choice for Damso. ‘Not much later, the German council of women, who until then in silence had enveloped, of our mediatization to a debate to start about the last lyrics of this artist. A polemic was a few months ago-started this while the song in which the royal belgian football association is involved at this time has not yet been released.’

The Belgian song of EURO 2016 was made by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (‘Melody’), in 2014 produced Stromae (‘Ta Fête’) is the hymn.


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