The Football Association of Wales is reportedly investigating an incident involving several fans who said that some of their LGBTQ+-themed merchandise was confiscated by Qatar security at the World Cup, according to reports.
Several Wales fans alleged that they were confronted by security for wearing rainbow bucket hats into the match on Monday, when Wales played the United States.
A tweet from an account known as The Rainbow Wall, Wales’ official LGBTQ+ supporters’ group, showed a photo of the rainbow-colored hat, stating that they were “so proud of them.”
“BUT news on the ground tonight is our welsh female supporters wearing them in Qatar are having them taken off them, Not the men, just Women,” the tweet continued, before tagging FIFA and writing “ARE YOU SERIOUS !!”
A follow-up tweet added: “We have an update that in the end the Rainbow Hats had been taken from the men also but it didn’t start out that way.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.