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Former English star wears armband on TV in protest

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has gotten underway but the protests both on and off the pitch continue to make headlines. One of the biggest signs of protest came from Alex Scott, a former member of England’s women’s team who wore a “OneLove” armband on live TV less than 24 hours after FIFA told players they weren’t allowed to wear them.

The armbands were to be worn as a sign of protest against Qatar’s criminalization of same-sex relationships, but FIFA issued a warning over the weekend that players would be issued yellow cards for wearing them. 

Scott, who is reporting on the World Cup for BBC, proudly wore the band on her left arm for the TV cameras to see. 

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