what is the OneLove armband and why did FIFA ban it?

What you need to know about the "OneLove" armbands that the captains of seven European countries intended to don during the World Cup in Qatar from November 20–December 18 is as follows:

* The Royal Dutch Football Association first introduced the "OneLove" armbands in 2020 as part of an inclusivity drive (KNVB).

* The KNVB campaign is against discrimination based on race, skin colour, sexual orientation, culture, religion, nationality, gender, and "all other forms of discrimination."

* The image includes a heart-shaped rainbow flag with a number one in the centre, the words "One Love" on either side, and the phrase "football connects" written in cursive below.

* The armbands were intended to be worn by the captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and Denmark in opposition to Qatar's laws prohibiting same-sex relationships.

* Since homosexuality is illegal in the conservative Muslim nation of Qatar, some soccer players have expressed concern for the fans travelling there, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and women, whom rights organisations claim are subjected to discrimination under the country's laws.

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