FIFA 17’s rainbow kit provokes ‘gay propaganda’ accusations in Russia

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A new in-game rainbow uniform supporting LGBTQ people has been on the receiving end of homophobia and construed as “gay propaganda” in Russia.

The colourful kit was provided to players of popular soccer video game FIFA 17 until Nov. 28, as part of the game’s online “Ultimate Team” component. 

It was created in tandem with the English Premier League’s promotion of the Rainbow Laces campaign by UK charity Stonewall, which encourages LGBTQ inclusivity in sport. 

But it hasn’t been received well by some Russian politicians, who want action against the game for violating the country’s law against gay propaganda, according to The Guardian Read more…

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