World Cup 2022: European captains will not wear LGBT badges at tournament matches in Qatar

Harry Kane of the England national team wearing a armband "One Love"

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Harry Kane, England captain, wearing the ‘One Love’ armband

England, Wales and other European countries will not wear a badge. One Love” – one love To support the LGBT community in the World Cup matches in Qatar due to the threat of awarding yellow cards to players.

England captain Harry Kane and Wales captain Gareth Bale had planned to wear the armband during matches with the aim of “encouraging diversity and inclusion”.

A joint statement issued by seven football associations said they could not place their players “in a position where they could face sporting sanctions”.

“We are deeply disappointed by FIFA’s decision, which we believe is unprecedented,” the statement read.

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