Months to the start of the 2022 World Cup, the Qatari authorities have warned supporters of the LGBT cause.
Qatar is host country for the 2022 World Cup and questions continue to arise about the safety of LGBT fans and players during the event.
Abdullah Al Nasari, Head of Security at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar said, If members of the LGBT community will be able to attend matches of the tournament, which will take place from November 21 to December 18, they will however have to respect certain rules, and this for their own safety.
“If a supporter waves a rainbow flag in a stadium and it is taken away from him, it will not be because we want to offend him, but to protect him” warned Abdullah Al Ansari, head of security at the World Cup.
In a clear message sent to defenders of the LGBT cause around the world.
He said, “If we don’t, another spectator could attack him. If you want to express your point of view concerning the LGBT cause, do it in a society where it will be accepted. If you buy a ticket, it is to attend a football match and not to demonstrate. So don’t come and insult an entire society. We cannot change laws or religion for the 28 days of the World Cup”.
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