The International Football Federation (FIFA) has banned fans of the World Cup in Qatar from wearing Crusader costumes in the stadium. This is reported The Times with reference to the FIFA statement. Wearing such costumes, the federation explained, can be offensive to Muslims.
“Crusader costumes in an Arab context can be offensive to Muslims. Therefore, our colleagues from the anti-discrimination department asked the fans to wear (these.— "b") things inside out or change clothes,” FIFA said in a statement.
Earlier, British media reported that two English fans were not allowed on the podium of the match between England and Iran, which took place on November 21. Fans dressed like crusaders, they had plastic swords and shields with them.
During the matches, items with rainbow prints were confiscated from some fans and journalists. Today, November 25, The Independent Referring to the appeal, FIFA said that fans with LGBT flags would no longer be stopped.
About how the World Cup is held in Qatar - in the publication "Kommersant" "Football Fund turned out".