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Harry Kane defied World Cup rainbow ban by wearing sneaky £535k accessory
Harry Kane defied World Cup rainbow ban by wearing sneaky £535k accessory,England captain Harry Kane defied the controversial World Cup rainbow ban by wearing a £535k watch that featured LGBT colours around it - in what is presumably an act of defiance

Harry Kane defied World Cup rainbow ban by wearing sneaky £535k accessory

Harry Kane was pictured wearing a £535,000 rainbow watch in Qatar despite FIFA not allowing players to wear the OneLove armband.

The Three Lions captain snuck a watch with LGBT colours into shot, in what seems a move of defiance against the recent ruling of football’s chief governing body.

The discussion has taken centre stage in the World Cup in Qatar – a country where it is against the law to be homosexual.

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The Sun had reported how Denmark were even planning talks with other UEFA members over potentially quitting the orgainsation.

But Kane showed his values, putting on the watch which cost some £535,000.

The watch costs over half a million pound
The watch costs over half a million pound
A close-up of Harry Kane's watch
A close-up of Harry Kane's watch

England had been one of seven nations that had put in place plans to have their captains wear the armband, which promotes inclusivity and LGBTQ+ rights, as a sign of solidarity.

But the captains were warned by FIFA they would face a yellow card as a ‘minimum’ punishment if they opted to wear the armband.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/AP/REX/Shutterstock (13635037cz)Germany's soccer team players cover their mouth during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, QatarWCup Germany Japan Soccer, Doha, Qatar - 23 Nov 2022
The Germany players covered their mouths ahead of their match against Japan (Image: Ricardo Mazalan/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

And indeed, Kane led the side from the team coach into the dressing room at the Khalifa International Stadium with the watch, just before the Three Lions cruised to a 6-2 win over Iran.

The piece was previously worn by rapper Stormzy, with Instagram account Insane Luxury Life saying: “The captain of England @harrykane wears a rare @rolex Daytona ‘Rainbow’ 116595RBOW in 18k rose gold, one of the most sought after pieces on market.

“This masterpiece is set with 36 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires on bezel, 56 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case and 11 baguette-cut rainbow colored sapphires as hour markers. The Daytona Rainbow was first released in 2012 in 18k white gold and 18k yellow gold, at the time they weren’t much appreciated by the market. #Rolex.”

It comes after Germany sent a defiant message to FIFA, with an iconic team photo of each player covering their mouth with their right hand, in a symbolic gesture of them being silenced.

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