"In France we want foreigners to abide by our rules," French captain Hugo Lloris said in a press conference. That is why the French team also wants to "respect" the local culture in Qatar.
Homosexuality is a criminal offense in Qatar. Those found guilty could face up to seven years in prison. But, Human Rights Watch reports, many LGBT+ people are arbitrarily arrested and detained without trial. Reportedly, they are also physically and sexually abused.
The "OneLove" visual uses the symbolism of the LGBT+ movement, but with different colours to differentiate from the rainbow flag and supposedly making it a symbol against "all forms of discrimination".