Man With Rainbow Flag Runs Onto World Cup Pitch

Mediaite reports:

A World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was brought to a halt on Monday when a spectator took to the field, running and waving a rainbow flag. The interruption came after the second half kickoff.

Images captured of the protester showed he was also wearing a blue shirt with the Superman emblem and the message “SAVE UKRAINE.” The back of the shirt also carried a message, reading, “RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN.”

Footage of the incident showed the protester was quickly detained and removed by authorities. Two security guards can be seen holding the man’s hands behind his back and forcing him away from the pitch.

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