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Out Soccer Pro Josh Cavallo Slams FIFA's Ban on LGBTQ+ Armbands

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(CNN) — Josh Cavallo, the only openly gay top-flight male soccer player in the sport, has told CNN that FIFA's decision to ban players from wearing "OneLove" armbands at the Qatar 2022 has made him feel "excluded."The captains of several European teams decided not to wear "OneLove" armbands at the World Cup due to the danger of receiving yellow cards.England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and Wales were set to participate in the "OneLove" campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination.But those countries' associations said in a statement on Monday that the armband — which features a striped heart in different colors to represent all heritages, backgrounds, genders, and sexual identities — would not be worn in Qatar."I'm disappointed in FIFA.

They have made me feel excluded," Cavallo told CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday."You know, representation is so important and there's so many people watching these games, you know, that it just shows that FIFA's intentions are not to make ...

football a place for everyone, you know."We have families watching, we have the next generation watching. FIFA needs to do better.

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