Jackson Irvine unsure of the merits of OneLove armbands at World Cup | World Cup 2022

Australia’s Jackson Irvine says he has sympathy for European World Cup players threatened with sanctions for wearing the OneLove rainbow armbands but has questioned the messaging behind them.

The midfielder, who has been one of football’s most outspoken voices on the human rights problems which have long plagued the Qatar showpiece, acknowledged the complexities of the situation while also pointing out that some members of the LGBTQ+ community have criticised it as “vague and lacking a real kind of statement”.

England, Wales and five other European nations have confirmed their…

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