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sport news All-but TWO of Germany's stars 'didn't want to perform on-the-field protest at ... trends now
sport news All-but TWO of Germany's stars 'didn't want to perform on-the-field protest at ... trends now

sport news All-but TWO of Germany's stars 'didn't want to perform on-the-field protest at ... trends now

REVEALED: All-but TWO of Germany's stars 'didn't want to perform on-the-field protest at the World Cup' - with captain Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka driving for it - as inquests into their early exit continue Germany team covered their mouths in protest to FIFA before World Cup opener  But just two members of the side supported the controversial pre-match protest Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka were catalysts behind the polarising gesture Germany lost their opening game and crashed out in the World Cup group stage

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Reports have claimed that Germany's controversial hand-over-mouth protest prior to their game with Japan was not unanimously supported by the players.

Hansi Flick's side were one of a number of European nations that intended on having their captains wear a OneLove armband promoting LGBT tolerance during the World Cup in Qatar.

However, prior to the tournament, FIFA informed the participating sides that any player that took to the pitch wearing the armband would be shown a yellow card, with additional sanctions also discussed.

In their opening game of the competition, German captain Manuel Neuer did not wear the armband, but when the team posed for a photograph prior to kick-off each player held their hand in front of their mouth, an apparent protest against FIFA's threat of sanctions.

However, according to a report from German public broadcaster ARD via Bild, only captain Neuer and Bayern Munich teammate Leon Goretzka supported conducting an impromptu protest with the

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