World football governing body FIFA has called on authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia to give clarification on the recently introduced anti-gay laws ahead of the 2018 event.
The Associated Press reports:
FIFA has asked authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia for “clarification and more details” about a new anti-gay law, joining the International Olympic Committee in seeking answers from Moscow.
Legislation prohibiting “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” has provoked an international furor since President Vladimir Putin signed it off in June and sparked growing concern at the IOC leading to the Sochi Winter Games in February.
The two most influential organizations in world sports are both now asking Russia how the law would be enforced during their marquee events.
“FIFA has asked the Russian authorities for clarification and more details on this new law,” soccer’s governing body said in a statement Tuesday.
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