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German footballers cowl mouths in obvious protest at FIFA over ‘OneLove’ armbands


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Germany’s soccer gamers lined their mouths earlier than their World Cup match with Japan on Wednesday in an obvious protest with FIFA over carrying particular armbands.

A number of European international locations had wished their captains to put on “One Love” armbands in Qatar to point out assist for the LGBT group. 

However they backed down after world soccer governing physique FIFA threatened to challenge yellow playing cards to gamers carrying them.

Identical-sex relationships — and their promotion — are criminalised in Qatar.

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Nonetheless, organisers of the Qatar match have repeatedly mentioned all guests might be welcomed and handled with respect, no matter sexuality or gender. Single {couples} won’t be banned from sharing lodging.

On Saturday, FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, accused the West of hypocrisy over its reporting of Qatar’s human rights report.


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