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Security escort man wearing pro-Iran protest shirt ahead of match

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AL-RAYYAN, Qatar: A man wearing a jersey declaring support for anti-government protesters in Iran was escorted by security officers into the stadium where the national team was due to play a World Cup match with Wales on Friday, a Reuters witness said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm why the man, wearing a shirt declaring “Women, Life, Freedom,” was being accompanied by three security officers in blue.

The media liaison at the stadium for world governing body FIFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while the stadium media manager was not aware of the incidents but would respond later.

A spokesperson for the organizing supreme committee referred Reuters to FIFA and Qatar’s list of prohibited items, but without saying which prohibited item the fan was carrying.

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