Germany cover mouths and wear rainbows on kit in World Cup protest

Support for LGBTQ+ rights and defiance of Fifa by team in QatarSleeves of warm-up kit and some players’ boots have rainbowsA World Cup of protest and rancour has taken another incendiary turn with Germany’s players covering their mouths with their hands to suggest they had been gagged by football’s governing body, Fifa.Their message was reinforced by the German interior minister, Nancy Faeser, who also wore a OneLove armband, which promotes tolerance, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, as she sat next to Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino.

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