England captain Harry Kane reiterates commitment to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup despite potential immediate yellow card as Football Association continue talks with FIFA

    Harry Kane has reiterated his commitment to wear the ‘OneLove’ armband during England’s World Cup campaign despite the potential repercussions involved.

    The England striker is among the captains of nine European nations planning to wear the rainbow armbands in Qatar, where same-sex relationships are criminalised.

    It’s reported Kane could be yellow carded for wearing this armband at the World Cup

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    It’s reported Kane could be yellow carded for wearing this armband at the World Cup

    The FA is prepared to be fined over the issue and reiterated its decision to where the ‘OneLove’ armband against discrimination despite FIFA announcing plans for its own band on the eve of the tournament.

    It has been reported that wearing the armband could lead to an immediate booking before a ball is kicked, which could potentially cause havoc as two yellow cards lead to a one-match ban.

    The FA is seeking clarification with football’s world governing body on the matter over a stance Kane and manager Gareth Southgate are fully behind.

    England skipper Kane said: “I think we’ve made it clear as a team and a staff and organisation that we want to wear the armband.

    “I know the FA are talking to FIFA at the moment, and I’m sure by game-time tomorrow they will have their decision. But, yeah, I think we’ve made it clear that we want to wear it.”

    Asked for his opinion given the apparent threat of a yellow card, boss Southgate added: “There’s nothing I can add to what Harry has said.

    Kane and England boss Southgate addressed the media ahead of their clash with Iran on Monday

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    Kane and England boss Southgate addressed the media ahead of their clash with Iran on Monday

    “I know there are some conversations going on. I think a number of European countries have spoken.

    “We’ve made our position clear, so hopefully everything will be resolved before the game.”

    England get their World Cup campaign under way on Monday afternoon as they take on Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium, live on talkSPORT, kick-off 1pm.

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