Gareth Southgate won’t be drawn into competitive virtue signalling

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Gareth Southgate doesn’t want to get drawn into competitive virtue signalling at the World Cup. The England manager’s side was one of seven clubs to back down on having their captains wear OneLove armbands during their opening games this week after FIFA threatened sporting sanctions, and though the 52-year-old coach is keen to share support for the LGBTQ+ community at the tournament in Qatar – where homosexuality is illegal – he doesn’t want to risk overshadowing the focus on the game. He said: “I noticed the Danish coach speaking after their game and he felt he hadn’t got enough bandwidth to …

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