Rainbow hats and flags are allowed at the Wales-Iran World Cup match in Qatar


By Manasi Pathak

The Football Association of Wales has announced that its fans can bring hats and flags with rainbow colors into the stadium ahmad bin ali for the Welsh’s second match in Group B of the World Cup, against Iran on Friday. The hats represent the “Rainbow Wall”, the Welsh fan group members of the LGBTQ community. The hats were created in collaboration with the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

The FAW said on Tuesday it would contact world soccer’s governing body, FIFA, after asking its staff members and fans to remove and discard their hats before entering the stadium for an inspection. United States on Monday.

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“In response to the FAW, FIFA has confirmed that fans wearing ‘Rainbow Wall’ hats and rainbow flags will be allowed into the stadium for Wales’ match against Iran on Friday,” the FAW said in a message. on the social network Twitter. “All World Cup venues have been contacted and instructed to follow the agreed rules and regulations.”

Earlier, seven European teams at the tournament turned their backs on their captains wearing multicolored “OneLove” armbands in support of diversity and inclusion, after FIFA threatened to issue yellow cards to any player wearing it.

An American journalist testified that he was temporarily detained when he tried to enter a stadium wearing a rainbow jersey. Wales are competing in their first World Cup in 64 years.

Source: La Verdad


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