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Qatar 2022: BBC Reporter Alex Scott Wears OneLove Armband In Support of LGBTQ Ahead Of England Match

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BBC pundit Alex Scott decided to wear the OneLove armband in support of the LGBTQ+ community while on air ahead of England’s opening World Cup match against Iran.

England opted wearing the armband in Qatar due to the threat that captain Harry Kane could receiving a yellow card for doing so. The late decision from the FA has been heavily criticised and Scott did not follow suit.

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After the programme was introduced by presenter Gary Lineker, with pundits Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinard, and Micah Richards in the studio, the coverage cut to reporter Kelly Sommers and Scott pitchside at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Scott did a short piece to camera about Gareth Southgate’s chosen line-up and where Iran could be exploited, without mentioning the armband. But before handing back to Lineker in the studio, Sommers did briefly mention Scott’s decision to wear the armband.

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Former England right-back Scott has been a vocal vritic of Qatar’s human rights record and treatment of LGBTQ+ people in the build-up to the World Cup.

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