England are braced for a fine over Harry Kane’s ‘One Love’ captain’s armband that will promote inclusivity at the Qatar World Cup… with FIFA yet to reply to their request to wear it after TWO MONTHS
The FA are braced to receive a fine when England captain Harry Kane wears a ‘One Love’ armband at the World Cup in Qatar, according to reports.
Whilst not designed to reference anti-LGBTQ laws directly, England’s armband will be worn in an effort to promote inclusivity within a country that outlaws same sex relationships.
As a result of their stance on homosexuality, Qatar has been the subject of criticism throughout the build-up to the major tournament, which starts on Sunday.
England forward Harry Kane is set to wear his ‘One Love’ captain’s armband at the World Cup
Kane (right) wore the LGBTQ-promoting armband in England’s Nations League clash with Italy
FIFA, who usually prohibit the use of slogans or political messages on kits, urged nations not to
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham revealed to Sky Sports on Thursday that the governing body had sent a request to FIFA asking to wear the multicoloured armband at the tournament.
The FA have yet to receive a response in two months.
‘They haven’t given us any response to our letter,’ Bullingham said.
FA chief Mark Bullingham insists the governing body are willing to receive a fine as a result
‘I think there’s a possibility that we might be fined. And if we are, then we’ll pay the fine.
‘We think it’s really important to show our values. And that’s what we’ll be doing.
‘It’s sad for us that quite a few of our LGBTQ fans have decided not to come and I know a lot of our Three Lions Pride members are not coming.
‘And that was frustrating because they didn’t get the…