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England accused of ‘folding’ their principles over LGBTQ rights

The Three Lions won 6-2 against Iran in their first match on Monday. Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/james-cleverly”>UK Foreign Secretary to respect the culture of the hosts.

The England team and six other countries responded by planning to wear OneLove anti hate LGBTQ+ armbands with a rainbow love heart as a sign of solidarity.

Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/fifa”>FIFA announced that players could not wear the controversial armband.

After FIFA threatened to issue team captains with an immediate yellow ticket if they wore it, the U-turn was made.

Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/harry-kane”>Harry Kane said: “We’re disappointed. It was what we wanted, but it was out of my control.

Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MP, talked to Peston on ITV about the U-turn regarding wearing OneLove armbands.

The LGBTQ+ MP stated that he had a lot respect for Gareth Southgate. But if you want to sing and dance about a principle, you must follow it through, even if it means you get a yellow card.

Ms. Davidson accused the teams “of folding” on their principles, which she called “pretty poor and quite weak”.

She said, “They made such an song and dance about it being a matter principle.”

“Well, if you lose your principles as quickly as they could cost you a yellow card or something similar, how deep do they feel?”

The MP pointed out the actions taken by the Iranian team to not sing the national anthem Monday in protest against Mahsa Amini’s death, which has resulted in at least 419 deaths.

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Ms. Davidson stated that Iran’s actions at the World Cup could have cost them a lot personally in terms of safety and families…was bravery that was out of the ordinary.”

When Wales faced the USA in Monday’s first World Cup match since 1958, fans of Wales wearing rainbow-colored bucket caps were either told to remove them or had their bucket hats confiscated.

FIFA and Qatar held urgent talks after FIFA informed the Qataris that they had promised them that all footballers would be welcomed, and that rainbow flags would also be accepted.

FAW expressed “extreme disappointment” at the incident, and stated that they had “collated information about these alleged incidents and will be addressing it directly with FIFA.”

Germany lost 2-1 to Japan on Wednesday. However, the European team protested against FIFA’s handling of the armband U turn.

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Germany’s players covered up their mouths with their fingers to show that they feel that FIFA is “silence us”.

James Fogarty (39), an England fan, criticized the Football Association and stated that FIFA had sold out, as well as FIFA to Qatari royalty.

“They are clearly not running this show. The Qataris are, and that’s very unfortunate.”

James Cleverly, Foreign Secretary, assured LGBTQ+ supporters and their allies that he had “difficult talks” with Qataris.

He stated that he had made it clear that he and I felt strongly about the issue. One of the benefits to having strong relationships with other countries, he said, is that you can have difficult conversations.

“The Qataris are aware of how serious we take this issue, and they have taken real measures to ensure gay football fans feel safe and secure so that they can enjoy the game.”

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