Jordan Henderson is expected to face a protest from England fans when he plays for his country in the upcoming games against Ukraine and Scotland.
The midfielder has been criticized for moving to Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. Henderson has previously been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and his decision to move to Saudi Arabia has been seen by some as a betrayal.
The protest is being organized by the Three Lions Pride supporters group, which is made up of LGBTQ+ England fans. The group is planning to turn their backs on Henderson when he takes to the pitch, as a symbolic gesture of their disapproval.
Henderson has defended his decision to move to Saudi Arabia, saying that it was a “footballing decision” and that he was not motivated by money. He has also said that he is still committed to supporting LGBTQ+ rights.
It remains to be seen how the protest will affect Henderson. He is a popular player and is likely to have the support of many England fans. However, the protest is a sign that some fans are unhappy with his decision to move to Saudi Arabia.
The protest is also a reminder of the complex relationship between football and human rights. Football is a global sport, and it is played in countries with a wide range of human rights records. Players and clubs often have to make difficult decisions about where to play, and they are often criticized for their choices.
The move was met with some criticism, given Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. However, Henderson has defended his decision, saying that it was a “footballing decision” and that he was not motivated by money.
Henderson is reunited with his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who is the manager of Al Ettifaq. He will be looking to help the club challenge for the Saudi Pro League title and the AFC Champions League.