2022 World Cup in Qatar: national teams abandoned the captain's armbands in support of LGBT

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 2022 World Cup in Qatar: national teams renounce captaincy in support of LGBT

The captains of seven national teams, including England and Germany, wanted to take to the field at the World Cup in Qatar wearing armbands featuring the LGBT flag. The FIFA leadership in their requirements forbade this. In particular, the teams chose rainbow headbands with the inscription #OneLove, which promotes the theme of the LGBT+ community. However, on Monday, November 21, a message appeared on the website of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) that the captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark would not wear such armbands after the threat of receiving a yellow card. "We stand for the idea of ​​the One Love campaign and will continue to spread it, but our main priority at the World Cup — win games. You don't want the captain to start the match with a yellow card. That is why, with a heavy heart, we were forced to abandon our plan,” — said in a statement.

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