German team covers mouths in apparent protest against FIFA

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Germany’s players covered their mouths with their right hands when they lined up for the pre-game photo for the World Cup match against Japan – in an apparent protest against the ruling body FIFA prohibiting them from using a One Love armband. Germany’s Manuel Neuer and six other European captains had planned to wear the multi-coloured armbands in support of all kinds of diversity at the tournament in Qatar which has been criticised over its human rights record. But they backtracked after FIFA threatened sporting sanctions, which according to the German and Danish federation Wednesday could ha…

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