German soccer protest: Team covers mouths in protest of FIFA OneLove decision at World Cup

The 2022 World Cup has already featured considerably controversy around Qatar's poor human rights record and laws and stance against LGBTQ+ rights. FIFA scuttled plans for European teams to wear a OneLove armband in protest of Qatar's record on LGBTQ+ rights, but it has led to further protest.

On Wednesday, the German team took their official photo ahead of their opening match against Japan. Each member of the team placed their hand over their mouth to indicate they were being silenced by FIFA.

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