the story of Brian Davis This is from another fan who is a victim of the repressive attitude of the Qatari authorities to claim the rights of the community. LGBTI, This American fan was forcibly evicted from his seat before the match against Iran To wear a rainbow bracelet.
Davis agreed Al Thumama Stadium of Doha Wearing bracelets, according to her, they allowed her to wear at the entrance. The security standards at the entrances were not the same as those of the Qatari police. Once he was in his seat, an officer came up to him and told him that he could not wear the band he was wearing.
The American fan refused to take it off and that’s when more agents arrived on the scene. Davis scrambled between five police officers, who pulled him from his seat, pinning his left arm. The scene was captured by several photographers soon after the start of the game.
An American fan wearing rainbow armbands is escorted out of the stadium before Iran v USA pic.twitter.com/hDhUJKiSJ2
— b/r football (@brfootball) November 29, 2022
a Danish reporter named rasmus tantholdt, documented what happened when Davis was ejected from the stands by officials. The policemen who had ejected him escorted him in and out of the stadium, accompanied by a member of campus security.
Tanthold was filming when the guards tried to stop him by blocking the camera with his hands. Finally, they walk away, allowing the reporter to exchange a few words with the fan: “They [la policía] I had a slight sprain on my hand, but other than that I am fine. They were very aggressive,” Brian Davis said.
“They twisted my arm and were very aggressive,” US citizen Brian Davis told us after being thrown out. #USAvIRN Match by Qatari police moments earlier because he was wearing rainbow colored armbands. pic.twitter.com/q4aBMlySbz
– Rasmus Tanthold TV2 (@RasmusTantholdt) November 29, 2022
Teenthold himself was involved in an incident even before the start of the World Cup. A member of security threatened to break his live camera, while the reporter repeatedly claimed that he was allowed to film as a member of accredited media for the tournament.
In view of the uproar generated, and after consulting with the organization, Davis was released and allowed to return to his seat. from there he posted a message on TwitterTaking a picture with the bracelet on his arm and raising his thumb: “It was a bit of a busy day today, but I’m ready for the game,” he wrote.
Today was somewhat eventful. But I’m up for the game. https://t.co/1fm0oJFd7j pic.twitter.com/3H8N6WeP6f
— Brian Davis (@B_Doing_Work) November 29, 2022
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