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England captain Kane to wear rainbow armband against Germany


This handout photo taken and released by UEFA on June 28, 2021, shows England’s forward Harry Kane giving an official MD-1 press conference at the London Marriott Maida Vale in London, on the eve of their UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football match against Germany. (Photo by – / UEFA / AFP)

England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow armband in support of the LGBTQ communities during Tuesday’s Euro 2020 last-16 tie against Germany.

It will be the first time Tottenham striker Kane will wear the rainbow armband while playing for England.

Germany skipper Manuel Neuer has worn the rainbow armband in every match his side have played in June in honour of Pride Month.

The goalkeeper first wore the rainbow armband against Latvia on June 7 and then during his country’s three group matches against France, Portugal and Hungary.

UEFA investigated whether it could be viewed as a political statement before concluding there would be no disciplinary proceedings, given Neuer was “promoting a good cause”.

European football’s governing body caused controversy when they denied a request by Munich mayor Dieter Reiter for the Allianz Arena to be lit up in rainbow colours when Germany played Hungary in the group stage on Wednesday.


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