FIFA World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking the rules'- Viral video
Controversies surround the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which is still going on. On Monday, a pitch invader carrying a variety of social media statements briefly stopped Portugal vs. Uruguay's game.
The event occurred with the score tied at nil-nil in the 51st minute of play. After getting past the security barrier, the demonstrator sauntered across the ground.
He was carrying a banner with the words "SAVE UKRAINE" printed on the front and the words "Rainbow" to demonstrate solidarity for the LGBTQ community. The intruder was recognised as Mario Ferri, an Italian citizen, by the Italian news agency AGI.
The Italian football player who came onto the World Cup field wearing a T-shirt to support Iranian and Ukrainian women has a history of performing similar antics.