Harry Kane must decide whether or not to support the LGBTQ+ community by wearing the “one love” captain’s armband after FIFA banned him from doing so.
The England striker was determined to wear the armband to support the queer community and protest Qatar’s despicable treatment of the group, but there are fears he could be booked from the start of the game if he wears it.
Welsh captain Gareth Bale and Dutch skipper Virgil van Dijk have also revealed they plan to wear the armband – a multicolored heart-shaped logo.
“We made it clear as a team, staff and organization that we wanted to wear the armband,” Kane said.
“I know the FA (Football Association) are talking to FIFA at the moment and I’m sure by the time of the game tomorrow they will have their decision.
“I think we’ve made it clear that we want to wear it.”
What is certain is that the England players will make an anti-racism gesture by taking a knee ahead of their tournament-opening clash with Iran in Group B.