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FIFA rejects rainbow flags in stadiums

FIFA rejects rainbow flags in stadiums

FIFA tells Wales that fans can wear rainbow hats in stadiums after the game if the rainbow flags are held by fans within 48 hours of the game

FIFA has given the full backing to a campaign that fans can also wear rainbow flags in order to show a message of support to LGBTQ people in the United States.

The decision was made following a meeting between FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the National Task Team for the Pride in Asia campaign in Tokyo.

A number of people in the US have taken their rainbow flags to stadiums in an attempt to show that they are in support of the LGBTQ community by wearing them and showing their support for gay teammate Caitlyn Jenner.

However, FIFA have expressed that they do not believe the flags should be displayed in stadiums.

As part of a campaign to change the way people feel they are treated while viewing football in the United States, the task team from the Rainbow Soccer Project in the United States visited FIFA headquarters in Zurich in 2016.

The task team spoke to FIFA president Infantino, who said: ‘The campaign was a success in that we heard from the fans and, with the new law I believe that the government and the fans will be able to see the rainbow flag in the stadium.’

A decision was made to send a delegation of delegates to Japan with a specific message to fans in the nation to take the rainbow flag to stadiums and to also speak to the government about the campaign.

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