European Teams: Won’t Wear ‘One Love’ Armband At World Cup

The climbdown by seven teams following a FIFA threat came just before some captains were expected to wear the armbands.

Seven European teams – including former champions Germany and England – have abandoned plans for their captains to wear a rainbow armband in support of LGBTQ rights at the football World Cup in Qatar, citing the threat of disciplinary action from FIFA.

“FIFA has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play,” the teams said in a joint statement on Monday.


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