SPORTS minister Stuart Andrew turned up to the Wales versus England match wearing an LGBTQ+ One Love armband.
Mr Andrew said: “Sport has the power to unite and inspire so it’s vital all sporting events, such as the Fifa World Cup, are open and inclusive.
“I’m wearing the #OneLove armband to support the LGBT community and send a positive message that everyone should feel welcome at all sport tournaments.”
He said: “If you’re making a statement here in Qatar or specifically addressed to Qatar, and by extension the Islamic world, I take issue with that.
“It leaves a very divisive message.”
It said the “right to freedom of speech and expression” were being crushed.