England’s Harry Kane and other captains may be banned from wearing OneLove badges

Harry Kane of England and other captains may be banned from wearing OneLove rainbow badges to promote diversity and inclusion during the World Cup in Qatar because FIFA has not yet given them permission.

  • The leaders of 10 countries at the World Cup are planning to wear rainbow armbands
  • It is part of the anti-discrimination initiative started by the Dutch national team
  • Among the countries supported by England, Wales, Germany and France
  • But FIFA has not yet given them permission to wear armbands in Qatar
  • The host country of this year’s World Cup does not allow same-sex relationships
  • Click here for the latest FIFA World Cup 2022 news and updates

The leaders of England – and a host of other countries – could be banned from wearing their OneLove badges at the World Cup.

Sportsmail He understands that no permission has been given by FIFA for Harry Kane and other skippers to wear armbands, which promote diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination, in Qatar – where same-sex relationships are criminalized and same-sex relationships promoted. .

Now, England and the likes of Germany, Wales and France are on a dangerous collision course with both world football’s governing body and the Gulf state itself, just two months away from the tournament.

The armbands will be worn in the final round of Nations League fixtures, with permission from UEFA.

However, FIFA has not yet given the green light, although England have written to them with their request.

England captain Harry Kane will wear the ‘OneLove’ rainbow armband in upcoming matches of the UEFA Nations League – but FIFA has yet to give permission for it to be worn at the World Cup.

England and nine other European countries have joined the campaign

England and nine other European countries have joined the “OneLove” campaign.

Permission must be granted before armbands can be worn, according to FIFA rules.

Those involved, who also include Denmark, Belgium and Sweden, may be prohibited from wearing bandanas if this permission is not provided.

And they could even be banned from the tournament – however, this possibility was considered “extremely unlikely”.

The situation has already created a diplomatic storm. In 2018, the Football Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Qatar Football Association.

Dutch captain Georginio Wijnaldum wears the rainbow armband during a match in June

Dutch captain Georginio Wijnaldum wears the rainbow armband during a match in June

Migrant workers sleep on the sidewalks in the Qatari capital, which will host the World Cup

Migrant workers sleep on the sidewalks in the Qatari capital, which will host the World Cup

The agreement was seen as a “cooperation agreement” and officials in the Gulf state were said to be “not seriously affected” because they were not consulted about the arms insignia.

The ball is now believed to be in Qatar’s court. They are expected to contact FIFA regarding next steps.

The Netherlands launched the OneLove campaign ahead of Euro 2020.

England announced that migrant workers will be invited to their base at the World Cup in Qatar

England announced that migrant workers will be invited to their base at the World Cup in Qatar

“I am honored to join my fellow national team captains in supporting the important OneLove campaign,” said Kane, who will wear the armband when England face Italy tomorrow night.

“As captains, we may all compete against each other on the field, but together we stand against all forms of discrimination.

“This is even more important at a time when division is common in society.”

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