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PremierLeague-News.Com - Roy Keane has hit out at players saying they've been silenced during the World Cup
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Football pundit Roy Keane has criticised players for not wearing their 'OneLove' armbands in today's match between Germany and Japan after FIFA threatened sanctions on players. The former Manchester United man was speaking as part of the ITV commentary team during half time of the Germany v Japan match. The German players all covered their mouths during the team photos at the start of the match as a protest against FIFA's threats of consequences for speaking out against human rights abuses in host nation Qatar. FIFA said captains may face instant yellow cards if they choose to wear the armbands. However, Roy Keane said the players should do so anyway. Read More: £16M overhaul for roads around Huddersfield train station He said: "It's a gesture and it's a start but I still think they could do a lot more. They say they've been silenced, by who? By who? He added: "The most important people in football are the supporters and the players, use your voice! Use your voice! Wear the armband. "Stand up! We always say leadership is about action, go on, do it! It's just going to drag on. Go on, do it.
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." In a statement released on the German Football Team's English language Twitter account, they said: "We wanted to use our captain’s armband to take a stand for values that we hold in the Germany national team: diversity and mutual respect. Together with other nations, we wanted our voice to be heard. "It wasn’t about making a political statement – human rights are non-negotiable. That should be taken for granted, but it still isn’t the case. That’s why this message is so important to us. " Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice. We stand by our position." Read Next: Strictly Come Dancing star Kym Marsh forced to pull out of this week's show Man whose last wish was to die at home passes away moments after stepping through door Huddersfield woman mixes up car pedals - with disastrous consequences One of Huddersfield town centre's most popular bars put up for sale for the first time ever Get the latest Yorkshire Live news with our email newsletters
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