Qatar to lift ban on LGBT support at World Cup matches from round two
Qatar will lift the ban on supporting the LGBT community during the matches of the 2022 World Cup. It is reported by The Independent.
According to the publication, the International Football Federation (FIFA) sent a message to the national federations that fans will be allowed to bring rainbow flags and other symbols to the stadiums, starting from the second round of the championship. It is specified that some countries are distrustful of this promise of the Qatari authorities.
Earlier on November 23, the Danish Football Union (DBU) expressed its readiness to withdraw from FIFA following the organization’s ban on wearing the One Love rainbow captaincy armbands at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The head of the DBU, Jesper Moller, said that confidence in FIFA has been lost.
On November 21, FIFA banned players from wearing rainbow-colored captain’s armbands with the words One Love. The organization provided alternative headbands with messages of solidarity.