England players took a knee in protest

As a form of protest against the violation of human rights in Qatar, the England team knelt on the field of play before their match against Iran.

It happened in the debut of the World Cup, with a gesture that is not allowed by FIFA and even less by the Organizing Committee.

However, the coach, Gareth Southgate, had already advanced in a press conference that the English players and the coaching staff would take a moment before the game that is played at the Khalifa Stadium to make the gesture of protest.

The DT considered that it is his way of showing his disagreement with the way in which thousands of workers were treated to build the World Cup stadiums.

In any case, the English team has carried out this gesture since 2020, following the death of the African-American George Floyd during his detention in the US, since it is a form of protest against racism, very common in Anglo-Saxon countries.

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