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England captain Harry Kane will wear rainbow armband against Germany for Pride month


Harry Kane will sport the rainbow armband on Tuesday afternoon at Wembley (Picture: Pool/Getty Images)

Harry Kane will be wearing a rainbow captain’s armband when England take on Germany at Wembley on Tuesday afternoon, as part of Pride month celebrations.

Both captains will be sporting the colourful armbands after Manuel Neuer also did so for Germany in the group stage of Euro 2020.

In fact, Neuer was wearing the rainbow band before the tournament even began, pulling it on for a friendly against Latvia on 7 June, before continuing to display it in all three group matches against Portugal, France and Hungary.

The England Twitter account confirmed on Monday afternoon: ‘Harry Kane will join Germany’s Manuel Neuer in wearing a rainbow captain’s armband for tomorrow’s game at Wembley Stadium to mark the end of Pride month as the Three Lions stand in allyship with LGBTQ+ communities around the world.’

This comes after UEFA investigated whether Neuer should be allowed to wear the rainbow armband as it could be seen as making a political statement, however, they concluded that it was in fact, ‘promoting a good cause.’

Despite this conclusion, UEFA then turned down a request from Munich mayor Dieter Reiter for the Allianz Arena to be lit in rainbow colours when Germany took on Hungary at Bayern Munich’s ground last week.

The Engalnd Twitter account posted a picture of the rainbow armband (Picture: Twitter/@England)

Kane and Neuer will be supporting Pride month in the huge showdown at Wembley which gets underway at 5pm on Tuesday, with a place in the quarter-finals against either Ukraine or Sweden on the line.


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