Against all advice, and despite all threats, English players demonstrated on the field against oppression in Qatar. The form of protest was not expected but what they did is already going around the world.
Before kick-off, the 11 English players knelt on the field, a sign of protest for the urgent need to respect human rights and inclusion.
It should be recalled that the captains of nine national teams expressed their intention to use the famous armband with the colors of the LGBTI+ flag, which promotes diversity and inclusion, on the field. But FIFA threatened to show the players a yellow card even before the game started.
This form of protest was apparently put aside, but the athletes made themselves heard in a different way and on the field, before England-Iran in group A, they ended up using the gesture against racism and homophobia popularized by the pilot Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1 and by the greatest figures in American football.