A man staged a public protest against Qatar at the FIFA World Cup, by invading the pitch during Portugal’s win over Uruguay at Lusail Stadium on Monday, November 28, 2022.
'You know it makes us angry and you do it' - Popular Qatari journalist reacts to LGBTQ pitch invader
Fans have reacted on social media after a Qatari journalist slammed a pitch invader who protested at the World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay with a rainbow flag.
The ticketholder, who is understood to be a serial pitch invader Marco Ferri, briefly forced the match to be halted as security gave chase.
The pitch invader dropped his rainbow flag above his head in support of the LGBT community before he was caught by security and Iranian referee Alireza Faghani, who is based in Australia, collected the flag and left it on the sideline.
He also wore a Superman T-shirt with the words ‘SAVE UKRAINE’ on the front and ‘RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN’ on the back.
Following the eventual conclusion of the match, a popular Qatari journalist identified as Mohammed Al Kaabi took to his Twitter page with over 417,000 followers to post a message that read: ''You come to our country and you know what makes us angry and you do it?"
This is due to the fact that Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, with FIFA initially blocking fans from wearing rainbow attire inside stadiums before overturning the decision during the first week of the tournament.
Social Media Reactions
Following Mohammed Al Kaabi's tweet on Monday, fans have taken to social media to react.
Here are some of the top reactions below: