The Football Association of Wales is reportedly investigating an incident involving several fans who said some of their LGBTQ+ merchandise was confiscated by Qatari security during the World Cup.

Several Wales fans claimed they were confronted by security for wearing rainbow hats at Monday’s game when Wales played the United States.

A tweet from an account known as The Rainbow Wall, Welsh’s official LGBTQ+ advocacy group, showed a picture of the rainbow hat, stating they were “very proud of them”.

BUT the news from tonight is that our Welsh fans wearing them in Qatar are to take them off, not men, just women. uninterruptedbefore tagging FIFA and writing “ARE YOU SERIOUS!!

Continuation tweet he added, “We have an update that eventually the Rainbow Hats were taken away from men as well, but it didn’t start that way.”

This is the latest news and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Inside the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium before the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Group B match between the United States and Wales on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Several fans claimed they were confronted by Qatar security and asked to remove their LGBTQ+-themed hats upon entering the stadium, an incident the Football Association of Wales is investigating.
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