England fans dressed as crusaders banned from entering World Cup stadiums
England fans dressed as crusaders have been banned from entering World Cup stadiums at the risk of upsetting locals.
Two supporters were seemingly led away by security this week after turning up at the Khalifa International Stadium donning chain mail and helmets depicting the Patron Saint of England. Footage appears to show Qatari officials ushering the duo away from the turnstiles though it is unclear as to whether the fans were later allowed to watch the Three Lions' opening Group B fixture.
A spokesman for Kick It Out had previously stated that crusader costumes may not be welcomed in Qatar and other Islamic countries.
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The Crusades took place between 1095 and 1291 with Christian armies fighting to seize Jerusalem and the surrounding areas from Islamic rule. Kick It Out have once again urged supporters to familiarise themselves with local customs, and avoid wearing crusader costumes to future World Cup matches.
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