England striker Harry Kane has explained that he will wear a rainbow captain’s armband as a display of unity with Germany in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Germany captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been wearing a rainbow armband throughout this month – to honour Pride Month – including his country’s pre-Euros friendlies and their group matches. The decision was made at the end of last week for Kane to join Neuer in a show of support and for the Germany players to take a knee before kick-off of their Euro 2020 last-16 match this evening with their English counterparts.
Kane was given the final call and agreed without hesitation, while England manager Gareth Southgate gave it his full support. Kane said: “Neuer and Germany have been big on promoting that. From our point of view, it is a show of solidarity with the German national team from all of us at the England national team to be united in trying to kick out all inequalities there are.
The FA said the decision was made “to mark the end of Pride Month, as the Three Lions stand in allyship with LGBTQ+ communities around the world”.
not to forget the fact that England team will play against Iran, USA and Wales in Group B at the 2022 World Cup.