The football governing body, FIFA has threatened to caution team captains who wear ‘OneLove‘ hand band at the ongoing World Cup tournament.
The 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup tournament kicked off on Sunday, November 20 in Qatar. The host lost 2-0 to Ecuador in the opening day’s game.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the most followed football tournament in the world have kicked against football team captains and their fans waving flags that support homosexualism and promote LGBTQ+ culture.
FIFA have detailed laws regarding apparel used by players during matches and Kane wearing the armband would not meet their regulations.
The FA expected a fine for breaching FIFA’s statutes but the prospect of Kane – arguably England’s most important player – being booked, and hence facing a suspension, was a scenario English football’s governing body were concerned about.
Kane said: ‘We have made it clear as a team, staff and organization that we want to wear the armband. I know the FA are talking to FIFA and by game time they will have had their decision.’
Head coach Gareth Southgate added:
‘I know there are some conversations going on. A number of the European countries have spoken.
‘We have made our position clear, so hopefully everything will be resolved before the game.’
England are one of nine countries wearing the ‘One Love’ armband. Indeed, news of a possible booking also reached the Germany and Holland camp.