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Qatar World Cup: When push comes to shove, teams will leave us LGBTQ+ fans behind once it stops being easy

Kevin Beirne


The World Cup seems intent on shaking the life out of the beautiful game 

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Germany players cover their mouths as they pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Germany players cover their mouths as they pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Germany players cover their mouths as they pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

In case you were wondering how much LGBTQ+ rights are worth to footballers, it lies somewhere between acceptable accessory and a single yellow card.

That is, after all, the supposed punishment that was enough to scare off the captains of England, Wales, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland from wearing the OneLove logo on their armbands as the World Cup kicked off in Qatar.


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