Wales followers allowed rainbow hats, flags vs. Iran


Followers have been allowed to take rainbow-themed bucket hats and flags into the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium for Wales‘ second World Cup Group B match towards Iran on Friday, the Soccer Affiliation of Wales (FAW) stated.

The hats characterize “Rainbow Wall”, the supporters’ group for Wales followers who’re members of the LGBTQ group. The hats have been created in partnership with FAW.

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FAW stated on Tuesday it could contact world soccer governing physique FIFA after its employees members and followers have been requested to take away and discard the bucket hats earlier than coming into the stadium for his or her opener, a 1-1 draw with the United States on Monday.

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“In response to the FAW, FIFA has confirmed that fans with Rainbow Wall bucket hats and rainbow flags will be allowed entry to the stadium for @Cymru’s match against Iran on Friday,” FAW stated in a tweet.

“All World Cup venues have been contacted and instructed to follow the agreed rules and regulations.”

Earlier, seven European squads on the event ditched plans for his or her respective captains to put on multi-coloured OneLove armbands to show assist for variety and inclusion after FIFA threatened to situation yellow playing cards to any participant sporting them.

A US journalist stated he was briefly detained when he tried to enter a stadium whereas sporting a rainbow shirt.

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