Oranje captain Georginio Wijnaldum will wear a special armband with the words "One Love" on his arm during Sunday's European Championship round of 16 final in Budapest. This means that the player who transferred from Liverpool FC to Paris St. Germain changing midfielders and the Dutch national soccer team set an example against exclusion and for inclusion. "We are against any form of exclusion and discrimination. We hope in this way to support anyone who feels discriminated against anywhere in the world," said Wijnaldum.
Already last year, the Elftal had worn warm-up shirts with the inscription "One Love" before a test match in Spain. The logo was also emblazoned on shirts during World Cup qualifiers in March.
DFB captain Manuel Neuer also wearing rainbow armband against Hungary
The background to the action in Budapest is a law restricting the information rights of young people with regard to homosexuality and transsexuality in Hungary, which was approved by the Hungarian parliament last week. The law is considered a special concern of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
National goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had also worn a rainbow armband on his arm in the German national team's two games so far. A plan to light up the stadium in Munich in rainbow colors ahead of Germany's match against Hungary on Wednesday night was rejected by UEFA on Tuesday.