A protestor briefly interrupted a match between Portugal and Uruguay when he ran throughout the sphere with a rainbow flag on the World Cup.
The man carried a rainbow flag whereas sporting a blue T-shirt with a Superman emblem that learn “SAVE UKRAINE” on the entrance and “RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN” on the again.
The protester was chased down by safety in the course of the second half of the match and ushered away shortly after making it onto the sphere. Authorities haven’t introduced if the particular person will face costs or if police officers have detained him.
The show adopted a slew of different actions taken to protest host nation Qatar, which has been stricken by criticism over its human rights file and the that helped construct the stadiums.
During the primary week of the event, the captains of seven European nations have been able to take a stand in opposition to LGBTQ+ discrimination by sporting armbands emblazoned with rainbow hearts in assist of the “One Love” marketing campaign. But FIFA introduced anybody who wore the band would get a yellow card, forcing groups to again right down to keep away from dropping gamers, who’re ejected in the event that they obtain two yellow playing cards in a single sport and should additionally miss the workforce’s subsequent sport in the event that they obtain two yellow playing cards over the course of any two video games up till the quarterfinals.
Following the ban, Germany’s gamersto cowl their mouths throughout a workforce picture earlier than their opening match to protest in opposition to FIFA’s crackdown on the “One Love” band.
“We may have our bands taken away from us, but we’ll never let our voices be taken from us,” German captain Manuel Neuer mentioned on the time.
Political stress has additionally been directed towards Iran, which has seen months of protests following the September loss of life of Mahsa Amini, who had been taken into custody by the nation’s morality police for allegedly sporting her hijab too loosely.
Ahead of the ultimate group stage match between the 2 nations, the United States Soccer Federation tweeted a picture of Iran’s flagThe tweet has since been deleted, however the federation mentioned it was meant as an indication of assist for the continued protests in Iran.