FIFA says Wales fans can wear rainbow hats

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6:07 PM GMT

  • Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- The Welsh shot federation said FIFA has offered assurances that fans wearing rainbow symbols volition beryllium allowed astatine Friday's World Cup crippled against Iran.

The federation had asked FIFA for clarity connected reports immoderate Wales fans were stopped from taking rainbow bucket hats and flags into the team's World Cup opener against the United States connected Monday.

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"FIFA has confirmed that fans with Rainbow Wall bucket hats and rainbow flags volition beryllium allowed introduction to the stadium,'' the Welsh federation posted Thursday to societal media.

The Rainbow Wall is Wales' LGBTQ supporters' group.

The federation added that each World Cup venues person been "contacted and instructed to travel the agreed rules & regulations.''

FIFA confirmed that it has been successful interaction with the Welsh federation and reiterated the long-standing guarantees from the Qatari authorities that LGBTQ symbols would beryllium allowed into the 8 World Cup stadiums.

However, the governing assemblage has nary authorization implicit stadium security, which is controlled by the section organising committee.

Rainbow imagery, a awesome of LGBTQ rights, is frowned upon successful a state wherever same-sex relations are criminalised.

In April, a elder Qatari information authoritative overseeing tourney preparations suggested fans carrying rainbow flags could person them removed to support them from imaginable attacks.

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