A gesture from the US team to support the LGTBQ+ community in Qatar

US Selected Initiative. Photo: Reuters/Carl Rissen

Six days before the start of the World Cup, which will be held in Qatar, United State I decided to launch a message of solidarity with the LGTBQ+ community By decorating the team badge in rainbow colors. The emblem of the United States Football Association is a shield with it Seven red vertical bars on a white backgroundwhich represents the flag of the country, under the initials of the name of the United States of America.

But the badge appeared on social networks with Rainbow bars at Ahmed Bin Ali StadiumIn the town of Al-Rayyan, near Doha, where the North American team trained. According to US media reports, The team decided to decorate the stadium and press room with the badge in solidarity with the LGTBQ+ community. Although the team will maintain the traditional colors of the American flag in red, blue and white on its shirts, during the World Cup, the team will continue to decorate the stadiums where they train with a rainbow crest.

Many national teams and many players from countries that will participate in the international competition have expressed their solidarity with the LGTBQ+ community. Last week, Qatar’s World Cup ambassador and former football player Khaled Salman Description of homosexualitymental damageIn an interview with second series subordinate German public television (ZDF).

The German government and gay groups criticized Salman’s words. United State included in group b with EnglandAnd the Iran s welsh. Specifically, the US team will start the competition against the Welshman on Monday, November 21 at the stadium Ahmed bin Ali.

Armor comparison.  Photo: Reuters/Carl Rissen
Armor comparison. Photo: Reuters/Carl Rissen

We should remember this in an opinion piece in the British newspaper guardian consider that sports (using sport to improve his reputation) He didn’t hit his target in Qatar and the event is tainted anyway. To discuss it, identify some points that have been and are still in question, such as Treatment of migrant workers To build attachments and positions that will be opened to start the tournament.

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At the same time, focus heavily on affirmation Laws and penalties governing homosexuality. In the same article, guardian As emphasized by FIFA’s bad decision to choose Qatar as a location On the date of the World Cup, taking the words of the former FIFA President Joseph Platterwhich on May 31, 2011 supported Russia and Qatar as host countries and was a few days ago This election was known as a “mistake”.

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