Kane could be sanctioned if he wears the rainbow armband with England

According to the Telegraph, FIFA told the FA that Harry Kane was not allowed to wear the ‘OneLove’ rainbow armband during England v Iran on Monday afternoon. Some European teams who have planned to wear the armband fear their captain will receive a yellow card early in the match.

FIFA continues its battle against the “OneLove” armband that several European selections want to wear during the World Cup in Qatar. According to TelegramThe English FA was informed on Sunday that FIFA regulations do not allow Three Lions captain Harry Kane to wear the famous armband which advocates an end to discrimination against minorities, including the LGBTQ+ community.

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The British are the first to access the World Cup (Monday at 2pm against Iran), among the countries that have announced their intention to wear this armband. They will be the first to face a possible sanction, still very vague. According to Telegramsome nations fear that their captain will receive a yellow card immediately after kick-off, on the grounds of equipment that does not correspond to FIFA regulations.

Earlier in the day, Harry Kane had spoken out on the matter. “We’ve made it clear that we all as a team and staff want him to wear this armband. I know the FA and FIFA are talking about it right now and I’m sure an agreement will be reached by kick-off.” At the moment this does not appear to be the case.

Kjaer to wear armband ‘no matter the consequences’

On Saturday, in announcing its bracelets with other messages not contrary to the current policy in Qatar, Fifa had however indicated that “the participating teams will be able to transmit their messages through the captains of the bracelets”, which no longer seems to be accepted. hours later.

In recent days, Germany through Manuel Neuer, Denmark, Holland and Wales have communicated that they intend to wear this “OneLove” armband during their respective matches. Christian Eriksen said Denmark captain Simon Kjaer would wear it “regardless of the consequences”.

France, on the other hand, should not join the movement. “I like him as much as he doesn’t”, said the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graet, in particular, about the tricolor captain Hugo Lloris and the use of this “OneLove” armband.

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