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World Cup Athletes Tread Carefully With LGBTQ Protests

Some players have tried workarounds, but they fall short of defying FIFA. 

Fans pose for a photo with a rainbow wristband in Doha, on Nov. 22. 

Fans pose for a photo with a rainbow wristband in Doha, on Nov. 22. 

Photographer: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Hey, 
It’s Shelly Banjo here to suss out what’s happening with athlete activism at the 2020 World Cup. But first…

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