The British Minister for Sport wears the OneLove armband at the England-Wales match

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Posted 11/28/2022 12:51 PM / Updated 11/28/2022 12:51 PM

(Credit: Marco Bertorello/AFP)

London, United Kingdom-British Sports Minister Stuart Andrew will wear the rainbow ‘OneLove’ armband at the Qatar 2022 World Cup match between England and Wales on Tuesday.

FIFA has prohibited players from using this accessory during the Cup.

England and Wales are among seven European nations to drop plans to carry the anti-discrimination symbol after FIFA threatened them with sporting sanctions.

UK Home Secretary Nancy Visser wore the “OneLove” armband as she sat next to FIFA President Gianni Infantino during Germany’s 2-1 defeat by Japan.

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar. Many fans reported that rainbow colored items were confiscated by stadium security during group stage matches.

“Without a doubt I will be wearing a OneLove badge,” Minister Andrew, who is gay, told ITV News.

“I want to show support and I was happy to see the German minister who attended a match wearing it. I think it’s important to do that,” he added.

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