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Royal Belgian Football Association

[Flag of RBFA]

Flag of the Royal Belgian Football Association - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 19 September 2007

The Royal Belgian Football Association (in Dutch, Belgian Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond; in French, Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football Association; in German, Königlicher Belgischer Fussball-Bund; website) has a bright blue flag with the association emblem in the middle.

The association shield-shaped emblem repeats the national colours, bears the French (URBSFA) and Dutch (KBVB) acronyms upon it in white and the year of foundation, 1895, in black, and is surmounted by a golden royal crown and flanked by golden laurels earned by Belgian football.

Jan Mertens, 19 September 2007

Belgian / Brazil crossover flag (2014)


Belgian / Brazil football flag - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 October 2014

This flag (photo) was sold for 13 euro at the Belgian Hoodies fan shops.
The flag is a "Brazilian flag with the colours of Belgium". Green was changed to red, while blue was changed to black. The Brazilian motto was replaced by "COME ON BELGIUM". "BELGIUM" and "COPA DO MUNDO 2014 BRASIL" (Portuguese, "World Cup 2014 Brazil") was added to the yellow lozenge.

Steve Guess & Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014

Flags banned from football stadiums

The Royal Belgian Football Association has set up a zero-tolerance policy against racist posters, songs and flags. While such a policy can only be encouraged, it can sometimes be taunted by overzealousness.

The ExtraFoot website, 8 March 2009, reports that supporters of the UR Namur were asked by a steward to remove the provincial banner of arms of Namur from the stadium of Virton. The steward must have believed that the supporters, in a racist act, had "desecrated" the Flemish flag with a red stripe.
After a few words of explanation, the Namur lion was eventually allowed to stay in the stadium, which did not prevented Namur to be defeated by Virton (0-1) and to go down even closer to the Third League.

Ivan Sache, 27 March 2009