US journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt


DOHA: An American journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday after he world Cup At the stadium in Qatar wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal.
Grant carriera former Sports Illustrated Journalist, who now has his own website, said World Cup security denied him entry United States of americaopener against Wales at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan and asked him to take off his shirt.
He said that when he tweeted about the incident, his phone was snatched.
“I’m fine, but this was an unnecessary procedure,” Wahl wrote on Twitter.
He said a security commander later approached him, apologized and let him into the venue. He also later received an apology from a representative of FIFAFootball’s international governing body, he said.
Reuters has contacted FIFA for comment.
Seven european world cup The countries had earlier on Monday deferred plans to wear their respective captains one love The armband, which was introduced to support diversity and inclusion, came after FIFA threatened to issue a yellow card to any player wearing a multicolored armband.



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