England captain Harry Kane is pictured wearing a Rolex rainbow watch worth £520,000 upon his arrival at the FIFA Stadium in Doha on Monday ahead of England’s World Cup victory over Iran.
This comes as FIFA finds itself embroiled in a controversy over the human rights record of host country Qatar, specifically its ban on homosexuality.
Teams were asked not to wear OneLove armbands in support of the LGBTQ+ communities, though German players protested by putting their hands over their mouths before their match against Japan – a sign of silencing them.Read:All Blacks ease pressure on coach Ian Foster with away win over Springboks | Rugby Championship
The Rolex Rainbow Kane—likely a reference to the Pride’s rainbow flag—could be interpreted as a similarly symbolic protest.
Instagram account Insane Luxury Life shared a photo of Kane wearing the watch Stormzy was wearing at the BRIT Awards in 2020.
They captioned it: ‘England captain @harrykane wears this rare Rolex Daytona ‘Rainbow’ 116595RBOW in 18k Rose Gold, one of the most sought after pieces on the market.
England captain Harry Kane was pictured wearing a Rolex rainbow watch worth £520,000 as he arrived at the FIFA stadium in Doha on Monday ahead of England’s World Cup victory over Iran.
Kane’s rainbow Rolex – potentially a reference to the Rainbow Pride flag – could be interpreted as a possible protest against the human rights record of host country Qatar.Read:Broncos vs. Jaguars NFL Week 8 start time, how to watch live from London to day
The Insane Luxury Life Instagram account shared a photo of Ken wearing the watch, with the unique rainbow bezel on the clock.
England captain Harry Kane wears the One Love Rainbow Armband during the UEFA Nations League match against Italy. FIFA prevented him from wearing the armband during the 2022 Qatar World Cup
It was previously worn by Stormzy at the BRIT Awards in 2020
This timepiece is set with 36 rainbow baguette-cut rubies on the bezel, 56 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case and 11 rainbow baguette-cut rubies as the hour-markers.
The Daytona Rainbow was first released in 2012 in 18k white gold and 18k yellow gold, at the time they were not highly appreciated by the market. # Rolex.
Then they shared that the retail price is $135,850, while the current market price is $650,000.Read:VCUarts Qatar welcomes David Beckham – VCU News to day
Kane returned to full training on Thursday – but James Maddison remained sidelined ahead of England’s second World Cup match against the United States.
Kane picked up an ankle knock during Iran’s 6-2 defeat that opened the Championship to England but scans are back in clear and he will be fit to play.
The Three Lions captain trained individually on Wednesday but was passed fit to join the group in Al Wakrah on Thursday.
Harry Kane returned to full training with England on Thursday ahead of their second World Cup group stage match against the United States on Friday night
Kane returned to full training on Thursday, meaning James Maddison was the only absentee
Fortunately, Kane showed no sign of an ankle problem while training at Al Wakrah base in England
England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with Kane in the gym on Wednesday
Kane was knocked on his right ankle after a clumsy challenge by Morteza Bouraliganji in England’s 6-2 win over Iran on Monday – the national team’s biggest-ever win at the start of a major tournament.
The Tottenham striker, who has ankle problems, played for 25 minutes but was seen limping after the game and underwent a precautionary check.
But after he finished a lighter training session on Wednesday, England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed Kane would be fit to face the United States.
MailOnline revealed in September that Kane had hired a well-respected Spaniard, who works in Ontario, Canada, to help him treat his well-documented ankle problems.
The expert has worked wonders with Kane, who has been relatively injury-free for more than two years after a history of nagging problems – particularly with his ankles.
The latest development comes as a huge boost for England manager Gareth Southgate
Elorriaga Claraco, who studied at the University of Oviedo in Spain and McMaster University in Canada, works with Kane on a monthly basis away from Tottenham’s training center in Enfield.
The Football Association is aware of Kane’s contact with Elorriaga Claraco during the tournament.
Tottenham’s Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici is also in Doha and has been briefed on the striker’s condition given Kane’s huge importance to the Premier League club.
Speaking on Wednesday, Kane’s teammate Jordan Pickford eased concerns about the Tottenham striker’s fitness: “I think he’s good, a little sore but he’s fine and he’s been with us on the turf. He’s our captain, he’s been good. He’s fine.”