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Destructo_D

Tried to cut away but still showed the ref with it


Furthur_slimeking

Ref will be arrested after the match.


Bald-Eagle619

Rip Referee


CoolJoshido

he will be missed


steel93

Not after that penalty call.


ChickenGamer199

Surprised the fans weren't chanting "you're getting stoned in the morning!"


Gurkanat0r

I'm ded


Firefox72

Big blunder by the broadcast team. Thats going to be on every news and newspaper tomorrow.


ViciousNakedMoleRat

There are hundreds of photographers in the stadium, so the pictures will come out anyways. FIFA just tries to avoid it on live TV. Just look on Getty for example: https://www.gettyimages.de/fotos/qatar-pitch-invader?assettype=image&family=editorial&phrase=Qatar%20pitch%20invader&sort=best


andrewsomething

Man's got every cause de jour covered, huh? Pride flag in hand, Ukraine message on the front, and Iranian women on the back.


RedMoon14

Might as well make it worth your while if you're gonna get fucked.


branstarktreewizard

Dude got his shot and did not waste it,press X for respect


diata22

Superman


oysterpirate

Finally somebody bringing light to Superman's struggle


semaj009

Where I come from, it means hope


ILookAfterThePigs

Can’t believe he forgot climate change smh


Vik1ng

*Peace Flag Not that anyone in Qatar knows the difference.


semaj009

This dude is the Seb Vettel of pitch invaders!


mehrabrym

This guy out here collecting the trifecta of protest causes. Brave man.


Elrond007

tbf no pitch invader is shown ever, this just compounds


MoreFeeYouS

I just became gay seeing this.


Oreallyman

The director knew what he was doing , keeping the camera on the ref by accident wink wink


kingwhocares

They didn't. They knew what they were doing. Normally when a pitch invader invades, they simply show someone completely on the other side or a highlight.


jaum22

A [pic](https://i.imgur.com/90drhDy.jpg)


KennyHova

He's fine https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1702967/World-Cup-news-Mario-Ferri-pitch-invader-Portugal-Uruguay?int_source=amp_continue_reading&int_medium=amp&int_campaign=continue_reading_button#amp-readmore-target


Raptorbk

Rip


Raptorbk

Hope he is fine, but you know. Qatar


slashermax

Before I would have said he's fine, because ya know, sportswashing. But they're so bad at sport washing I wouldn't be surprised if they just fuck this guy over.


ManchesterisBleu

It isn’t. They didn’t host the World Cup to improve their PR or image, literally the opposite has happened, hosting the World Cup has been awful PR for them. If it’s sports washing than it’s a terrible terrible terrible attempt.


Heisenbugg

True they should have stuck with just buying more football clubs.


71648176362090001

They did it for watching some footie in their backyard and meeting all the big players. Its like kids playing with toys


[deleted]

No they did it because hosting the first World Cup in the Middle East is significant to people in the Middle East. It is 100% sportswashing. It’s the most obvious form of sportswashing we have seen in recent years imo. It’s also significant in Africa and that is another region that matters to them. They don’t give a fuck what the average Redditor thinks and sportswashing like this isn’t about the average person. Why do you think Saudi want the next one so badly? They want that same blue tick.


LosTerminators

Bet that the ref will also be told off after the match for picking up the flag and bringing attention to it.


S0fourworlds-readyt

How else is it supposed to get of the field though?


[deleted]

Magic unicorn


fakeplasticdroid

Fall on it and slide off the field like a worm.


Ru5ty-5heriff

Throw stones at it?


TheMisterPirate

Let a slave handle it obviously


HarrisonButcher1

The set of bollocks on whoever did that, fair fucking play


mMounirM

dunno if it'll be worth the jail time though


HarrisonButcher1

Not lying, brave af


bihari_baller

I don't know if Qatar would risk the bad press at the World Cup. The entire World is watching them now.


SaltineFiend

My man, have you *watched* the World Cup? Bad press is all they've been doing.


Mike_Ropenis

"wait, we can get good press?"


whatsinthesocks

Qatar be following the all press is good press belief.


Michael_Pitt

> have you *watched* the World Cup? No, actually


Fixuplookshark

Maybe, but I wouldn't take my chances to test that theory. Brave/stupid guy


prss79513

Lol good one


inbredandapothead

Probably skip the jail time and go right to the death sentence


dr_analyst

Or hanged.


JootDoctor

He won’t be having those bollocks for long.


begon11

Not sure they’re very open to trans surgeries.


FerraristDX

The Middle East, or at least Iran AFAIK, surprisingly is. Cause you can claim to have no homosexuals, when you force one of the couple to transition. Though I'm far away from being an expert, so I'll hand this one to our trans members.


LabraTheTechSupport

someone can correct me on this, but Islam is open to trans women but not trans men, was somewhere along the lines that a woman cannot be dressed in men’s attire. not the inclusive take you want really.


MirGHeaT

how did he even manage to bring that inside the stadium lmao


BeefCentral

Nature's pocket?


NotAHellriegelNoob

Oh well


Able-Nail8035

Ref needs a hand washing


Martblni

Homophobic to wipe with LGBT flag smh


joaommx

[In the butt](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU)


0pster

I mean it’s a small flag not like a grenade lol


nicolaj98

They would probably rather that they got a grenade in than the flag tbf


asaharyev

Sounds too American.


SidtheGoat87

its not a gun, its a grenade


dudipusprime

Grenades are just AoE guns.


Frasersil

In the Prison pocket


FutilityInfielder

Stuffed it down his pants. They won't check there since that would be gay. Real guess: there were those reports that FIFA asked Qatar to stop refusing pride related stuff, so maybe he didn't even hide it. Not sure if Qatar has actually agreed to that though.


MattJFarrell

Had 6 friends, they each brought a stripe in, then assembled it inside the stadium.


Dajoeman

In his pants


Sturmtruppa

He sewed the different colors in the stadium


No_Plum8003

It was hidden somewhere ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


Karsvolcanospace

Flags can be folded up to be the size of a napkin


Ibraout25

Swallowed it obviously


GrassTastesBad1

They're allowed now


scare_crowe94

Folded up in a pocket, in his sock, down his jeans


duartesss

[He had a "Respect For Iranian Women" t-shirt on too](https://imgur.com/Rmq0S3v)


[deleted]

that security guard is locked in 😭😭😭 dudes been waiting for his moment all week


Fuckinanus

my g standing there like he is about to guard lebron james


StarlordPunk

Better than the guy behind him who’s been spun so hard he’s left his jacket behind


SenoraRamos

So now people can’t complain that he is “only” spreading the “gay agenda” and ignoring rights.


ChlckenChaser

it's nothing to do with "gay agenda" that's not the pride flag, it's a Pace flag i think. Meaning Peace in Italian


opelan

Sure, but it still also looks like a rainbow. I bet he chose this flag also because of it.


churikadeva

AND trying to Save Ukraine! A hat trick of causes you might say.


SenoraRamos

You’re missing the point. The point is that one of the major complaints from certain people were that they were only standing up for “gays” and not for Muslims or Palestinians or Iranian women. It was a deflection.


ExtremistEnigma

Woman*. Just one specific Iranian woman.


MaxTeo

RIP


Karsvolcanospace

No joke I do want a follow up on this. I want to know what Qatar will do with this person. If it’s jail I want to know how long.


araldor1

Probably jail until they can deport them.


ImDuff98

He was just taken behind the goal and has been put down.


chezdor

https://heavy.com/news/2014/07/mario-ferri-pitch-invader-on-field-belgium-usa-shirt/amp/


grizzfan

Sir, we've looked over your resume. Can you clarify you work history between 2010-2022?


spectacularhypnosis

Bro is suicidal


jusou_44

He's doing the right thing


somak97

r/watchpeopledie


Dr_Gonzo__

This made me laugh more than it should


OGebola

he dead


OneBall22Players

https://imgur.com/24Gjdnx


RedDragons8

"We at Fifa are proud to support Qatar's cultural right to liberate this fans head from the rest of his body."


Soleil06

Today I feel Headless.


AcePilot95

b r u h


benji5-0

hope homie got his affairs in order


True2this

Just took out a massive life insurance policy. Life pro tip


TheMysticHD

Fuck FIFA. That was bold af


dk240996

The moment the ref picked up the flag they cut to the crowd too, really subtle.


WalkingCloud

https://imgur.com/pozXkTm


SweetMojaveRain

Are chinese browdcasters not showing the crowd?


DeepSeaDweller

Not close-ups, no. The crowd not wearing masks clashes with their zero-covid approach.


[deleted]

TIL


The_Lifeof_Pablo

Wait what? Even things on TV need to be masked up?


DeepSeaDweller

Seeing the rest of the world unmasked undermines the legitimacy of the zero-covid approach China is enforcing. Speaking as a healthy adult who still masks indoors and believes in reasonable mitigating strategies, it's quite the ask of their population and people are going to increasingly doubt it if they're aware of less strict approaches.


destoret_

Worlds really messed up


[deleted]

[удалено]


dk240996

I'm not talking about showing the invader themselves, the invader dropped the flag on the pitch, ref was being shown, then ref decided to pick the flag up and once it was in view we got a cut to the crowd.


Gurkanat0r

Yh, had me creasing. Not even disguising it lmao


Personagem_Principal

Absolute Sigma


nowuff

Immediate pitch-side beheading


PengwinOnShroom

I mean didn't they basically say they allow rainbow flags starting with the second round in the group phase? Or it was just sweet talk. Of course him being a pitch invader is different also


Crossrate

Beautiful that the ref picked it up. No hiding that from the cameras


istasan

Iranian ref


varmemes

The balls to do that holy shit


[deleted]

Hope he doesn’t have a tragic accident where he accidentally starves to death in a Qatari cell. Fair play to whoever it was though


mister_dupont

Really hope the pitch invader is ok after this.


Dajoeman

Probably a few years in jail.


Aenjeprekemaluci

Depends. If its a Westerner, just deportation with permanent entry ban. Anything else it might be indeed jail


Zloggt

This…is most likely. Qatari authorities certainly don’t want to change their rules or culture…but they aren’t going to risk major blowback for severely punishing what is essentially mischief, especially if it was a Westerner visiting too. So either they do that…or at least they will *say* that they do that…


Volcanic2

Straight to prison


SonicFrost

Believe it or not, straight to noose


Daserdert

Probably gonna get tortured.


ramerica

[Protester got to protest 3 things for the price of one!](https://twitter.com/henrybushnell/status/1597325916358823943?s=46&t=TortUByUD-FCoVPwBZw1jw)


VertKingCaris

[Great pitch invasion] flair needed


nu_lucrez_in_IT

It was bound to happen.


elgringo22

Would he surprised if it’s the only one in the tournament


Chesey_

Straight to the gulag [Current POV of pitch invader ](https://youtu.be/hDoaUNnubfc)


Mcool18

Qatar in the mud


enuorem

I may be wrong but aren't people allowed to carry the flag outside? Just not in the stadium itself (because FIFA deems it a political statement?)


Bosno

Barbara Streisand effect. If Qatar wasn’t scared of a rainbow flag, then it wouldn’t be getting as much attention as it is.


No_Orchid5709

Literally this. It all started when that Qatar head of the WC committee called LGBT's, people with mental disease. It's been streisand effect ever since.


FifaFrancesco

Not an LGBT flag, this is [the peace flag](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_flag) with the word PACE written in bold letters and consisting of seven [instead of six colors](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag_\(LGBT\)). This post is misinformation unfortunately, even though it aligns with my values so I'll allow it.


Random10187

LGBT flag, save Ukraine on the front of his shirt and respect for iranian women on the back of his shirt. covered all his bases lol


29adamski

Only based pitch invader.


official_bagel

Now this is true bravery.


iseah100

Legend


jorgelongo2

Praying for the well being of this brave man. Countries should be looking into what happens to him


JohannesJ

Things u love to see


Imzocrazy

Careful….The word Love isn’t allowed in this World Cup…. Oh no…now I’ve said it!!


JohannesJ

Yellow card for u


Conmebosta

Today I feel running into the pitch


TheBazry

Gigachad


xd366

100 latigazos


Olester14

I predicted that two men would run into the pitch and kiss and some point during this tourney


Manstein02

Not only the flag. His t-shirt front said «Save Ukraine» and the back said something like «Women rights in Iran». That man has some serious balls!


Ronananana

RIP 🙏


ins4yn

First time in my life I’ve felt bad for a pitch invader. Hope they make it out okay.


fiddler112

Rip


insonnier

F


jackbennyXVI

He gone


HoldenCohle

Fair play


BlueKnight8907

He must have got laid out pretty hard, the Telemundo broadcasters also made an audible cringe at the same time this broadcaster did.


HarryDaz98

There will be a video of them circulating WhatsApp at some point in the next few days no doubt


thegreaterfool714

That was very brave. Hopefully they’ll live


EntfaLtenMaximuS

Welp, that's gonna be the last time people saw him.


Larkinz

based


Rdavida

My new hero. Balls of steel


Swiss-ArmySpork

Hero


ThebigVA

They're going to kill this man.


ChlckenChaser

I don't think that's a Pride flag, looks like it has Pace on it, Italian for peace


ABobVanceFridge

Is the referee now considered gay in Qatar because he touched the flag?


starg09

Legit wishing the best to the invader, even if sometimes an annoyance we all know the risk this particular instance conveys. Hopefully WC pressure prevents them getting tortured or worse, and instead just deported or something like that


gcohen993

was hoping for a bigger applause from the crowd


LarryFitz11

RIP


plantsofa

Fuck FIFA


kani1503

[Great Human]


Haseyo_Vii

How can he run so fast with those iron balls? Seriously thoigh hopefully nothing bad happens to him.


ObaeTV

They only filmed his upper body, because his balls were too big capture on the screen.


gcohen993

he ded


xelLFC

And we will never see him again


Dargast

MOTM


Savant_7

You have to admire the bravery.


ChiliConCairney

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈


Nnekaddict

Actually the first time ever I'm legit worried for a pitch invader.


Fireclap

Fifa switches scenes to the ref to keep it out of view only for the ref to pick up the flag on screen lmao


NickNewAge

Based pitch invader


Chrastots

W him, RIP


Funny_Personality_45

Nice little prison sentence


23screws

At best…


layerszz

they are not gonna fucking behead him for having a rainbow flag 😂 these comments are so stupid


HakunonMatata

Based But also, he's super dead.


simmebynature

Rare wc W


FrejDexter

Hope they are ok. Massive guts to pull it off.


Firefox72

Lmao they showed the ref picking up the flag. Big blunder by the broadcast. Thats gonna be all over the newspapers tomorrow.


Gurkhasoldier

Hugmungus Balls!! Brave person!!


A_chinche_cinetico

The bravest invader in history, respect


LucasVazquezGOD

What a brave idiot


NeighborhoodOptimist

If they are from another country, then they might be jailed as the international blowback would be high. If not, then there is no telling what would happen.


charlieratgod

Thats a braaaaave pitching. Rip