Media: FIFA agreed with Qatar to allow fans to use LGBT flags


The International Football Federation (FIFA) has given assurances that fans with LGBT rainbow flags will no longer be stopped by security personnel at World Cup venues in Qatar. This is reported The Independent.

FIFA has told the World Cup's national federations that the rainbow flag will not be banned from stadiums during the next round of games and that Qatar has given assurances to this effect.

Some fans and journalists had items of clothing with rainbow prints confiscated during the matches. Several national federations raised the issue with FIFA, as fans were promised that the World Cup would be "open". Now FIFA has sent a letter to the federations saying that the organizers of the championship have assured that items in rainbow colors will no longer be confiscated.

The Independent writes that official messages were sent to stadium security to prevent such incidents. The publication notes that inside FIFA are wondering if the federation can generally rely on such promises.

During the World Cup, a scandal erupted around the bands with the words One Love in support of LGBT people, which were planned to be worn by several European teams. The management of FIFA threatened the teams with sports sanctions. Against this background, the Danish Football Union informedthat he is ready to discuss the possibility of leaving FIFA.

About how the World Cup is held in Qatar - in the material "Kommersant" "Football Fund turned out".

Daria Erozbek



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