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World Cup 2022: Germany players cover their mouths in silent protest as LGBT armband row grows

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2022
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Ricardo Mazalan/AP

The German men's soccer team made a statement before their first World Cup match Wednesday by covering their mouths in the team photo.

The gesture by the team appears to be a protest against FIFA, who threatened to penalize teams who wore a rainbow armband at the tournament in Qatar.

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