2022-11-25 06:23:00

FIFA accused of snubbing England referees Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor at World Cup

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The Mirror
By Tom Blow

FIFA have been accused of snubbing English referees Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor in response to the OneLove campaign.

Oliver, 37, and Taylor, 44, are the Premier League's two representatives at the World Cup in Qatar but are yet to be assigned a fixture by FIFA. Seven European nations supported the OneLove campaign but were forced to ditch it after being threatened by FIFA.

Global football's governing body warned Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and five other World Cup captains they would be booked if they wore the OneLove armband, which aims to promote inclusion and diversity. Same-sex relationships are outlawed in Qatar.

All seven captains didn't wear the armband, yet players have continued to protest. Germany players notably put their hands over their mouths ahead of their 2-1 defeat to Japan on Wednesday.

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