Harry Kane spotted wearing rare £500,000 rainbow Rolex following FIFA's One Love ban
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Harry Kane has been spotted wearing a Rolex watch worth more than £500,000, and people reckon there's a message behind the incredibly expensive timepiece.
It's known as the 'rainbow' watch because around the rim of the clock face are all the colours of the rainbow
People are thinking it's a statement being made by the England captain after FIFA banned World Cup teams from wearing the 'One Love' armband and threatened players with punishment if they tried.
FIFA said they would 'impose sporting sanctions' on players who wore the armband, with Kane instead being told to wear FIFA's anti discrimination band during England's World Cup opener against Iran.
Football's governing body has told teams to 'concentrate on football' at the World Cup rather than 'political' differences between their nations and host country Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by years in prison.
Kane said he had been 'disappointed' in FIFA's decision to punish players for wearing the armband and said he 'wanted to wear it' for the match, but the decision was 'taken out of my hands'.
Plenty thought players of the nations who were told not to wear the One Love armband ought to have done so anyway, as making the statement would have been worth incurring the punishment.
Now some think Kane is using the watch to wear the rainbow symbol in a way that ought to avoid punishment by FIFA or Qatar.
One person said 'he did get to wear his rainbow band after all', while another called wearing the watch 'a World Cup protest' and a third said they were sure 'he's wearing that to protest'.
Meanwhile, FIFA will take no action against Germany's players for covering their mouths in protest at not being allowed to wear the One Love armband ahead of their opening fixture against Japan.
Qatari officials have insisted everyone is welcome in their country during the World Cup, but they have cracked down on people trying to wear rainbow themed clothing from getting into stadiums.
The rainbow, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community, has been met with a harsh response in Qatar.
US football reporter Grant Wahl was denied entry into a World Cup stadium for the USA vs Wales match for wearing a rainbow on his t-shirt, eventually being allowed in only after being detained by security.
Former Wales footballer Laura McAllister was trying to get into the stadium for the same game when she was told that a bucket hat with a rainbow pattern she was wearing was a 'banned symbol' and told to get rid of it, though she later managed to sneak it inside.
A Brazilian reporter had a flag torn from his grasp and stamped onto the ground by people believing it was a rainbow flag representing the LGBTQ+ community, but it was actually the flag of his home state of Pernambuco.
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