71% of British people think it’s dangerous to go to Russia’s World Cup

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Homophobia in sport? Do you think it’s fiction? The criticism of the FIFA World Cup increased yesterday in Russia. It is generally agreed today that anti-LGBTI policy is typical for this country. Sad stories have already begun and there are some examples of it. LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell went to Russia with the intention to call on the President Putin to protect LGBTI people in Chechnya. A few days later he was detained. Another same-sex couple traveled to Russia because they wanted to support France in the World Cup. Upon arrival they were attacked. These and many other examples of negative experiences lead to refusal to travel to Russia. People would give up some pretty steep things rather than go to Russia this summer. Though people have fears, they try to find ways to defy Russian authorities and support LGBT causes. Some of them wave the main LGBT symbol rainbow flag, other donate money to LGBT groups. For example, bookmaker company Paddy Power is going to donate £10,000 against homophobia in football.

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