Protester with rainbow flag interrupts males's World Cup recreation in Qatar

A protester ran onto the sector Monday carrying a rainbow flag and sporting a blue Superman T-shirt that acknowledged “Save Ukraine” on the entrance and “Respect for Iranian woman” on the again all by way of a World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay.

The demonstrator’s T-shirt study ‘Respect for Iranian woman’ on the again and ‘Save Ukraine’ on the entrance beneath a Superman emblem. (Molly Darlington/Reuters)

safety officers chased the protester down and the flag was dropped on the sector earlier than he was escorted off the sector.

The referee then picked up the flag and left it on the sideline, the place it stayed for simply a few moments earlier than a worker acquired here and picked up it.

safety tackled the protester shortly after he ran onto the sector. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

It wasn’t immediately clear if the protester confronted any prices or had been detained by police.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the protester confronted any prices or had been detained by police. (Aijaz Rahi/The associated Press)

inside the foremost week of the match in Qatar, seven European teams misplaced the battle to put on multi-coloured “One Love” armbands all by way of World Cup matches.

followers additionally complained they weren’t allowed to carry objects with rainbow colours, a emblem of LGBTQ rights, into the stadiums of the conservative Islamic emirate.

Referee Alireza Faghani picks up the rainbow flag after the protester was led off the sector. (Molly Darlington/Reuters)

Qatar’s restrictive intercourse legal guidelines and remedy of LGBTQ people have been flashpoints inside the run-as a lot as a end result of the foremost World Cup to be held inside the center East. Qatar has acknowledged all people was welcome, collectively with LGBTQ followers, however that friends ought to respect the nation’s tradition.

The incident occurred all by way of the second half of the sport at Lusail Stadium.

Belgium followers are pictured on Wednesday sporting T-shirts with a rainbow-coloured coronary heart. That emblem was speculated to look on the armbands of a quantity of European teams in protest of Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines earlier than FIFA interceded. (Martin Meissner/The associated Press)


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