Kane and other World Cup captains would not have been allowed on PITCH with OneLove armbands

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Revealed: Harry Kane And Other World Cup Captains Wouldn’t Have Even Been Allowed On The PITCH If They Had Worn OneLove Bracelets

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England captain Harry Kane and other World Cup captains would not even have been allowed onto the football pitch if they had worn their OneLove bracelets during the World Cup.

The England football team, along with six other European teams, such as Germany and Denmark, planned to wear the LGBTQ+ armband at the World Cup in Qatar before the campaign was halted when FIFA threatened to issue yellow cards to players.

And now it has turned out that the sanctions would have been much stricter than first thought.

England captain Harry Kane and other World Cup captains would not even be allowed on the football field if they had worn their OneLove bracelets during the World Cup in Qatar

England captain Harry Kane and other World Cup captains would not even be allowed on the football field if they had worn their OneLove bracelets during the World Cup in Qatar

Kane, Wales captain Gareth Bale, and the other five skippers would have been prevented from taking the field with the OneLove bracelet, it is understood.

It comes after it was revealed that six FIFA officials had been sent to England football team headquarters Monday before their game against Iran to threaten with ‘drastic sanctions’.

The German Football Association (DFB) claimed earlier this week that England and other teams faced “extreme blackmail” or “massive sanctions” that led them to drop the gesture.

Germany protested FIFA’s stance by covering their mouths for a team photo ahead of their game against Japan on Wednesday, to highlight how they felt silenced.

It is unclear what England will do when they face the United States on Friday night.

Kane, Wales captain Gareth Bale and the other five skippers would have been prevented from taking the field with the OneLove bracelet, it is understood

Kane, Wales captain Gareth Bale and the other five skippers would have been prevented from taking the field with the OneLove bracelet, it is understood

Kane, Wales captain Gareth Bale and the other five skippers would have been prevented from taking the field with the OneLove bracelet, it is understood

Sanjay Bhandari, the chairman of the Kick It Out campaign against discrimination in football, responded to a tweet suggesting that OneLove captains had ‘unlimited liability’ over the armbands, writing on Twitter: ‘What FIFA did continues than a failure to live up to their values ​​and a sinister abuse of power designed to silence – hence the German gag protest.

“I think if you hang out with autocratic dictators long enough, you’ll pick up some of their habits.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was awarded an Order of Friendship medal by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2019 and has been accused of bowing to the Qatari state’s sensitivities over the sale of alcohol in stadiums during the World Cup and in the armband row.

He also spoke in an extraordinary press conference last Saturday about how he had tried to bring women’s World Cup matches to North Korea.

The Football Association has rejected suggestions that CEO Mark Bullingham skipped a meeting with FIFA in October where bracelets were discussed.

Germany protested FIFA's stance by covering their mouths for a team photo before their match against Japan on Wednesday, to highlight how they felt silenced

Germany protested FIFA's stance by covering their mouths for a team photo before their match against Japan on Wednesday, to highlight how they felt silenced

Germany protested FIFA’s stance by covering their mouths for a team photo before their match against Japan on Wednesday, to highlight how they felt silenced

The meeting on October 12 was attended by members of the UEFA Working Group on Qatar, including members of the OneLove group.

But it was not a full working group meeting and was convened at short notice, with Bullingham committing to personally address 800 FA staff at a conference for the first time in two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting was designed to discuss a series of unresolved issues, of which the bracelet was just one. The group also sought clarity on commitments regarding a migrant worker support center and compensation fund, as well as reassurances about the safety of LGBTQ+ fans in Qatar.

While the FA and other OneLove countries had not received a clear answer, they arrived in Qatar bracing themselves for off-field sanctions in the form of fines for wearing the armband.

It remained that way until Sunday, when rumors spread of sporting sanctions, something FIFA confirmed to the unions on Monday.

“The meeting on October 12 was never a full meeting of the UEFA working group,” the FA said.

“It was a short meeting with FIFA to try to resolve any outstanding issues, including the bracelet. Three countries represented the group at the meeting and the bracelet issue was not resolved.”