Qatar 2022: England and Germany will not wear the “One Love” armband due to the threat of sanctions

Qatar 2022: England and Germany will not wear the “One Love” armband due to the threat of sanctions

In recent days, national teams such as Germany and England had expressed their intention to wear the “One Love” headbands, a symbol of inclusiveness in response to stereotypes and the criminalization of homosexuality in Qatar.

An important stance, which however would have had repercussions on the pitch. In fact, according to the regulations, the players involved in the tournament can only wear official clothing and equipment supplied by FIFA and, if not, they risk being punished with a yellow card.

According to reports from Bleacher Report Football England, Germany, Holland and other European nations will not wear the OneLove armband at the World Cup precisely because of the threat of sporting sanctions.

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