After FIFA warned players they would be sanctioned for wearing the armband, Germany's team protested Qatar's anti-LGBTQ-stance another way.
One fan was taken into custody, others were told to throw away their LGBTQ+ items.
Leave those backless leather chaps at home as the conservative Muslim country has strict rules about PDAs, drinking, and dress codes.
Despite assurances that all are welcome, the country's poor record on LGBTQ+ and women's rights questions the commitment of Qatar to keep those fans safe.
Many fans and observers note the uncanny resemblance to the female genitalia.
The news has already angered many fans and participating states.
The small rebellion is mostly symbolic.