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OneLove bands and plastic swords: what’s banned at Qatar World Cup | World Cup 2022

IIf you’re on your way to Qatar and looking to stroll through Al Bayt Stadium in a bikini with a plastic sword in hand, OneLove band on your arm, rainbow hat on your head and a pint in your hand, you’re going to be disappointed.

The list of prohibited items at the World Cup continues to grow, most recently with reports that England fans have been told not to wear “Crusader” uniforms, sometimes favored by middle-aged white men as misleading clothing at top international matches.

Here we take a look at the items banned in Qatar to date.

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alcohol

Fans on the field were banned from drinking alcoholic beverages at the last minute and were never seen two days before the start of the tournament. The sale of alcohol was restricted to the FIFA Fan Fest and other fan destinations and licensed venues.

OneLove badges

In fact, FIFA banned the wearing of armbands when it threatened penalties against any player who did so. A number of players, including England captain Harry Kane, intended to wear the armband as a gesture, in part to highlight Qatar’s appalling human rights record, including but not limited to the treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. LGBT+) and the potential plight of thousands. Migrant workers who built the tournament infrastructure.

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rainbow hats

The Football Association of Wales staff and Welsh supporters reportedly confiscated rainbow colored bucket hats. FIFA and the Qataris were said to be in talks on the matter on Tuesday, with FIFA reminding the hosts of their pre-tournament assurances that everyone was welcome and rainbow flags would be allowed.

Among the reports were incidents of Welsh FA staff and fans being confronted by security for bringing hats to Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium and an American fan with a rainbow flag being confronted on the metro. But soccer’s world governing body FIFA said on Friday it would allow fans to wear rainbow bucket hats and take rainbow flags into the stadium for Wales’ match against Iran.

bare chests

The FIFA Stadium Code of Conduct states that fans must “neither undress nor remain undressed” – including not wearing a shirt. They must not “reveal intimate body parts”.

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Plastic swords

The Times reports that English fans have been told not to dress as Saint George, the patron saint of England, who is depicted as a “knight crusader” with mock chain mail and, less often, a plastic sword.

The Crusades were a series of bloody religious wars in which Christian invaders, under the direction of the Latin Church, attempted to reclaim Jerusalem and the surrounding region from Muslim rule. Estimates of the death toll vary widely from 1.5 million to as many as 6 million. FIFA said: “Crusader fashion in the Arab context can be offensive to Muslims. That is why the anti-discrimination colleagues asked fans to wear things inside out or change their clothes.”

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