England football captain Harry Kane will make a stand against discrimination by wearing an armband for the OneLove campaign during matches.
This year’s global football competition will take place in Qatar, where it is illegal to identify as LGBTQ+. Kane and captains from several other qualifying nations will wear the armbands during their matches in the region.
Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Wales will all be involved in the initiative. The armband featured a heart design with multicoloured stripes going across it, and the number one in the middle.
Kane will wear his armband for the first time on 23 September, as the England side faces Italy in the Nations League. The campaign followed concerns from fans as well as advocate groups about Qatar’s alarming previous stances on human rights.