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With rainbow flag & Iran, Ukraine messages on T-shirt, man runs onto field during World Cup game

A protester wearing a T-shirt with 'Save Ukraine' written on the front & 'Respect For Iranian Women' at the back ran onto the pitch during Portugal-Uruguay game, while holding a rainbow flag.

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Lusail: A protester holding a rainbow flag and with a shirt saying “Respect For Iranian Women” on the back ran onto the pitch during Monday’s game between Portugal and Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.

Security staff quickly intervened and moved away the protester, who also had “Save Ukraine” on the front of his shirt.

The tournament has been surrounded by controversy over hosts Qatar’s treatment of the LGBT community as well as anti-government demonstrations in Iran.-Reuters

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann and Andrew Cawthorne, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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