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England should not go to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, says Piers Morgan


Oct-11 14:41 first published at 14:41 PM

Champions League Premier League Premiership of Scotland Teams from Europe PIERS MORGAN has responded to England’s defiant OneLove armband stance by sending a message to Harry Kane. 13:49, Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | UPDATED: 13:50, Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Harry Kane evaluates Germany’s draw Invalid We use your sign-up to deliver content in ways you’ve agreed to and to better understand you. Based on our understanding, this may include advertisements from us and third parties. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time. More information Piers Morgan has questioned the FA’s decision to defy FIFA by forbidding Harry Kane from wearing a OneLove rainbow captain’s armband during the World Cup in Qatar. The outspoken broadcaster has raised concerns about the stance ahead of the contentious tournament, which begins next month. The FA announced in September that England would join the anti-discrimination initiative in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Captains from eight other European countries intend to wear the armbands as well, but FIFA approval is required, and defying a potential rejection could result in hefty fines. After being met with silence, the UEFA Working Group on Qatar requested permission three weeks ago and will request an update in a meeting on Wednesday. The Zurich delegation will also discuss the establishment of a compensation fund for migrant workers and their families, as well as the establishment of a new migrant worker welfare center in Doha. While many people have been outraged by FIFA’s potential disapproval of the initiative, Morgan has chosen to play the all-too-common role of devil’s advocate. He wrote on Twitter: “Shouldn’t England’s players concentrate solely on winning the World Cup? They should not go if they have a moral objection to playing in Qatar.” JUST IN: John Terry deletes tweet criticizing Keane for refusing to pose for a fan photo. Shouldn’t England’s players concentrate solely on winning the World Cup? They should not go if they have a moral objection to playing in Qatar. Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) — 11 October 2022 At the World Cup, Harry Kane will wear a OneLove armband. (GETTY) Since Qatar was announced as the host country for the 2022 World Cup, it has been dogged by controversy. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, and many migrant workers are believed to have died during the tournament’s stadium construction due to poor working conditions. However, England will have to heed Morgan’s advice and concentrate on finally turning their recent impressive tournament exploits into success. The Three Lions begin their campaign against Iran on November 21, before facing the United States on November 25 and Wales, who are also part of the initiative, on November 29. Man City has been informed that Erling Haaland may leave for Real Madrid. In Qatar, homosexuality is illegal. (GETTY) Gareth Southgate, England manager, has spoken out on the issue, claiming that the only thing players can do is use their platforms to fight for change. Despite reports that FIFA’s orders may be disregarded if permission to wear the armbands is not granted, he insisted that Qatar has England’s respect, despite some of the country’s beliefs. “The players, in particular, can’t do much more than talk about those issues and put them on the table because, at the end of the day, we’re asking for change in a country that we respect, that has progressed, but over which we have no control,” he explained. WIN A FREE ENGLAND WORLD CUP SHIRT! Articles Related to Roy Keane explains why Arsenal is Man City’s main title rival. Barcelona can sign four Premier League stars following transfer approval. Man United’s tactical change against Everton was told to ‘give up.’

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