Aussie football fan was reportedly turned away from a World Cup ticket distribution centre after security personnel found a rainbow flag in his bag.
Other reports have indicated that people have been getting their pride symbols confiscated during the tournament in Qatar.
According to an Australian news outlet, the man was asked to leave the area after security personnel found the flag inside his bag.
He was reportedly trying to enter a ticket distribution center inside the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center.
The man was reportedly told that he was denied entry due to the flag, which was a symbol of LGBT pride.
He said that he had no idea what to expect when he came to Qatar for the tournament, adding that he was disappointed but came for the football.
Due to the country’s laws against homosexuality, many fans have opted out of the event.
The criticism of FIFA has been directed at the organization’s handling of the World Cup.
Some of the team captains, such as England’s Harry Kane and Wales’s Gareth Bale, wanted to wear the One Love armband during games to show their support for the LGBT community.
However, they were told that they would be penalized.
During a team photo, Germany’s players covered their mouths in protest against FIFA.
They said that the organization was silencing them.