Wijnaldum Wore a Special Captain Armband Against Czech

Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum wore a special captain armband in yesterday's Euro 2020 loss against the Czech Republic in Budapest.



Wijnaldum Wears "OneLove" Captain Armband - Campaign of Oranje National Team




Georginio Wijnaldum wore a special OneLove armband at the upcoming Round of 16 match in the Hungarian capital Budapest. It is mainly white with the lettering ONE LOVE and a big heart in rainbow colors between it.

Wijnaldum: We are against any form of exclusion and discrimination

OneLove is a campaign started in September 2020 by Dutch football with an open letter signed by sixty parties from professional and amateur football. With the OneLove campaign, we – the Oranje national team, the KNVB, and other parties in football – are propagating that we want to unite and connect instead of excluding and discriminate.

The players of the Netherlands men’s and women’s national teams have embraced the OneLove campaign and all captains in professional soccer wore the OneLove armband during this year's Coming Out Weekend.

Wijnaldum: "By wearing this armband we want to emphasize that we stand for inclusiveness and connection. We are against any form of exclusion and discrimination. We hope to support everyone who feels discriminated against across the world".



Wijnaldum showed off a captain armband ahead of the match but it was a little different from the one used in the game.



Another player to wear a special captain armband to promote diversity is Germany's Manuel Neuer. The UEFA had halted an investigation into Manuel Neuer's rainbow-colored captain's armband but stopped it very soon.

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