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FIFA urged to let Harry Kane and others wear rainbow-coloured armbands in Qatar

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England Press Conference – Sheraton San Siro – Thursday September 22nd

Banning anti-discrimination armbands at the World Cup in Qatar would send a “devastating” signal, a head of the global players’ union has said.

FIFA has yet to confirm whether the captains of nine European nations, including England and Wales, will be allowed to wear the “OneLove” armband in matches at the tournament this winter.

Same-sex relationships and their promotion are illegal in Qatar, which has also been criticized for its treatment of migrant workers.

Harry Kane wearing a OneLove captain’s armband (The FA)

FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann has urged football’s world governing body to “think very hard” before banning armbands and expects some players to take a stand on the issues regardless. human rights in the final.

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