The rainbow headband makes FIFA see all the colors in this World Cup. First real test this Monday as England is the first nation in the race to have the will to wear this One Love headband, which advocates for an end to discrimination against minorities, including the LGBTQ+ community. Harry Kane, captain of the Three Lions, confirmed his intention to wear it at a press conference: “We have made it clear that all of us, crew and staff together, want me to wear this armband. »
The Tottenham striker still hopes that he will not be punished for his act: “I know that the English Federation and FIFA are now discussing this issue, and I am sure that an agreement will be reached by then. from notice). ” According to Telegraph, some countries fear that captains who wear this famous armband will be punished with a yellow card immediately after the start of the match. So the following reason can be applied: “Equipment not complying with FIFA rules”.
“This is the greatest of all”
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According The keeper, Harry Kane and the FA are ready to reconsider their decision to wear an armband if the threat of a yellow card becomes more apparent. Not enough to push other countries like Denmark aside. Christian Eriksen claimed that his captain, Simon Kjær, would wear it “regardless of the consequences”.
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Another symbolic gesture during the match between England and Iran: the players of Gareth Southgate must kneel to show their opposition to racism and various forms of discrimination. “We have discussed this and we believe that we must continue to defend these values, as we did before (during Euro 2021). Premier League clubs only do this on big occasions. Well, this is the greatest of all. This is a strong gesture that will go around the world and is especially aimed at young people to tell them that inclusion is very important,” explained the Three Lions coach. On the other hand, Iran could also use the meeting to reiterate its support for demonstrations against the regime in their country.