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A clip making rounds on social media appears to show Qatari TV hosts waving goodbye and mocking Germany’s human rights gesture that showed the team lining up for the official photo with a hand covering their mouth in their Group stage match against Japan. Germany went on to lose that match and then ended up eliminated from the World Cup by goal differential. The Qatari hosts then wave goodbye.

In the clip, the hosts are seen waving their hands goodbye while holding their hands over their mouths. The gesture made by the Germans was done because they felt their voices were being silenced. Germany had been planning to wear OneLove armbands in support of LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar but FIFA had announced they would face sanctions for doing so.

The hosts made the gestures after Germany had been eliminated in the World Cup.

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