"She's risking a lot by doing ça": this star journalist had the courage that no player had at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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"She's taking a huge risk by doing ç a": this star journalist had the courage that no player had at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

“She's risking a lot by doing this”: this star journalist had the courage that no player had at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar From Arsenal legend, Alex Scott is on the way to becoming a world legend. This Monday, November 21, 2022, the former Arsenal player, now a consultant for the BBC, made a big splash during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. On the sidelines of the England match, the journalist had the courage to wear a rainbow armband in the stadium, something no player has dared to do so far.

A few days ago, Hugo Lloris – captain of the French football team, assured that he had no intention of wearing a rainbow armband during the World Cup in Qatar in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, yet threatened with death in the host country of the competition.

At a press conference, he explained in particular this: “When we are in France and 'we welcome foreigners, we often want them to comply with our rules, that they respect our culture and I will do the same when I go to Qatar. So I can agree or not with their ideas but I have to show respect for that“.

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Consultant Alex Scott dares to wear the One Love armband in Qatar

Comments that quickly caused a scandal in France – homophobia is not an opinion but a crime, and showing respect for a culture that imposes the death penalty against gay people is not very intelligent , to which Alex Scott does not adhere at all.

The former legend of Arsenal (1 Champions League, 5 Premier League) and Three Lions(140 selections), now a consultant for the BBC in England, has just shown courage that is as strong as it is salutary. Probably disappointed by the position taken by the 2018 World Champion, but also by Harry Kane's broken promise (the England captain also gave up wearing such an armband at the last moment during the Iran match which was held this Monday, November 21), Alex Scott took care of it for them.

Present in Qatar to follow the course of her country, the one who participated in three World Cups in her career quite simply took advantage of an intervention near the field, before the kick-off of the match, to reveal herself against camera with the famous “One Love” band around the arm. An act far from trivial but in harmony with herself (Alex Scott is bisexual) and her values ​​of tolerance.

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For the time being, the now journalist has not spoken about her gesture and the possible recurrence of it, and it is not known whether she will be sanctioned by Qatar. On the other hand, Internet users were quick to hail her courage, which contrasts completely with the lack of willpower of current players.

This is what courage is. She risks a lot by doing this. In so many ways. Women have led change throughout history, especially black women” can be read on Twitter, as “Alex Scott is a woman who recently made her coming out and now she is in a country where she could be killed or imprisoned for simply being part of the press release she represents with her armband. Brave and powerful” or “A woman of queer color, who wears the “One Love” armband, shows that she has much more courage than any of these players on the court today“.

See you this Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to follow the first match of the French team during this world. Will Lloris and his teammates finally dare to take action in favor of the LGBTQ+ community and human rights? Fingers crossed.


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