England have confirmed they will not wear the One Love armband at the World Cup in Qatar after facing pressure from FIFA abandon their plans.
The armbands don't straightforwardly reference Qatar's enemy of LGBT regulations however were planned in dissent of any types of homophobia - being gay is illegal in Qatar.
"FIFA has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play. As national federations, we can't put our players in a position where they could face sporting sanctions including bookings, so we have asked the captains not to attempt to wear the armbands in FIFA World Cup games,"
"We are very frustrated by the FIFA decision which we believe is unprecedented - we wrote to FIFA in September informing them of our wish to wear the One Love armband to actively support inclusion in football, and had no response."
"[We] cannot put our players in the situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play," the statement added.