“Human rights are non-negotiable”: Germany explain World Cup team photo protest

Germany protest
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The German FA has explained why their players covered their mouths ahead of their opening World Cup game against Japan, saying: “Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice”.

Before kick-off in Wednesday’s Group E clash, every Germany player posed for the team photo with their right hand covering their mouth.

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