Protester runs onto pitch with rainbow flag during World Cup match
A protester holding a rainbow flag and wearing a Superman T-shirt with messages supporting Ukraine and Iranian women ran onto the pitch Monday during a match between Portugal and Uruguay at the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Driving the news: The protester ran across the field while weaving in between players before security staff tackled him and moved him off the field.
- He was ushered away through a tunnel and it wasn’t immediately clear if he faced any charges or had been detained by police.
State of play: A Human Rights Watch report published ahead of the World Cup "documented six cases of severe and repeated beatings and five cases of sexual harassment" involving LGBTQ people in police custody between 2019 and 2022 in Qatar.
- Qatari officials have denied the allegations.
Don't forget: FIFA threatened teams with sporting sanctions if players wore rainbow "one love" armbands in a show of inclusion and anti-discrimination.
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