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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The 10 athletes who gained the most Instagram followers in 2016

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As 2016 winds down, the folks at Instagram found a way to rank the world’s top athletes on one, uniform statistic — social media popularity. 

This has been a year many people would like to forget. But if you’re tired of reading about metaphors for it (which you can find here and here and everywhere, really), this list might help you take your mind of things. 

Here’s a look at athletes who gained the most Instagram followers in 2016.

10. Stephen Curry (@stephencurry30)

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