Mario Ferri, the man who stormed the field with a rainbow flag during the Portugal-Uruguay match, has been deported to his home country of Italy, thus bringing an end to his World Cup experience.
Local authorities initially said that following a “brief detention in an undetermined place” that he had “been released by the authorities without consequences”.
Ferri, nicknamed ‘The Hawk’, is known for this type of behavior.
At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he took the field during Belgium-USA wearing a T-shirt that read “Save the children of the favelas” and “Ciro Vive”, in homage to a Napoli fan who died shortly before.
Now, in addition to showing support for the LGTBIQ community he also called for an end to Russian aggression against Ukraine: “FIFA banned rainbow captain’s armbands and human rights flags in the stands, they blocked everyone, but not me, I’m like Robin Hood.”
As for the American fan who wore a rainbow armband and was ejected from the USA-Iran match, there’s been no updates on his status.
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