Kane sends 570,000 euros protest sign - Breyer teases: "Rummenigge should like it"
Created: 11/25/2022, 2:18 p.m
By: Antonio Jose Riether
England captain Harry Kane reacted to the ban on the "One Love" armband with a hidden and, above all, expensive signal.
Doha - The England national team became the first team to step out on the pitch after FIFA banned the 'One Love' armband.
Ahead of Monday's 6-2 win over Iran, the English players made a statement by symbolically taking a knee just before kick-off.
England captain Harry Kane, who should have worn the armband, decided to walk into the stadium with a rainbow watch ahead of the first group game, despite orders from world governing bodies.
Born: July 28, 1993 in London
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: center forward
Internationals: 76 (51 goals)
World Cup 2022: Harry Kane sets an unusual sign with rainbow Rolex
Pictures of the Englishman's arrival prove Kane's dig, showing the Tottenham star with a Rainbow Rolex worth more than half a million euros.
The demonstrative wearing of the luxury watch apparently had no consequences for the 29-year-old attacker, who has appeared several times in the past with the "One Love" and the actual rainbow armband for England.
The dig at the homophobic culture and legislation in the World Cup host country Qatar caused a great response in Kane's home country, also because of the considerable purchase price of the high-quality wristwatch.
The rare 18k rose gold Rolex Daytona 'Rainbow' 116595RBOW is one of the most coveted pieces on the market, priced at over €570,000 per piece.
World Cup 2022: ZDF presenter Jochen Breyer with tip against Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
ZDF moderator and journalist Jochen Breyer took the decadent form of protest as an opportunity to recall his most recent research on the subject of Qatar.
"A form of protest that even Karl-Heinz Rummenigge should like," commented the 40-year-old on Kane's watch campaign on Twitter.
World Cup 2022: Breyer's Qatar documentary also addressed Rummenigge's relationship with Qatar
As part of its recently published documentary "Geheimsache Qatar", ZDF revealed the alleged reason for the two duty-unpaid watches that former Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge brought back from the Qatari capital Doha in February 2013.
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Jochen Breyer (left) commented on Harry Kane's curious watch protest.
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In the course of the supposed gifts, the 67-year-old is said to have made himself stronger for the Winter World Cup in the emirate, according to the documentary.
Rummenigge, who at the time acted in his role as the influential chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), rejects the allegations.
World Cup 2022: England coach Southgate sees no need for another sign
However, the rainbow Rolex could have been the last sign of the English.
Before the Three Lions' second group game against the USA on Friday evening, national team coach Gareth Southgate sees no rush for a quick new signal.
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"If we just rush to do something, we could make a mistake that doesn't go down well," Southgate said Thursday night.
"I don't think we should feel any pressure.
We talked about all these topics for over a year," said the 52-year-old.