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England are one of the teams playing in the Qatar World Cup this winter who are planning to wear a OneLove armband as part of a campaign against discrimination.
The FA has joined European federations in supporting a season-long OneLove campaign, which means captain Harry Kane will wear the armband at the tournament which features a multi-coloured heart in the centre.
Same-sex relationships and the promotion of same-sex relationships are criminalised in Qatar.
The FA continues to request more detail on the assurances given by the local organising committee that all fans, including those from the LGBTQ+ community, will be welcome, safe and secure while it has been confirmed a group of migrant workers have been invited to England's World Cup training base to meet the players.
\u201cThe 10 most influential European countries have united to campaign against the ongoing discrimination in Qatar. They will be wearing an armband of OneLove. \nI\u2019m sure Qatar will be jittering to hear this.\u201d
Another said: “I would rather we didn’t play in Qatar at all but I hope this stand of solidarity with wearing these armbands & this campaign can be the foundation to make a huge step forward in inclusion through the World Cup and beyond.”
One more commented: “Pathetic. Do me a favour! If you felt that strongly you wouldn’t go to a tournament in a country that could execute certain members of their population for being gay. Few rainbows & a bland non-confrontational slogan isn’t going to change things.”
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