Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Uruguay - Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar - November 28, 2022 A pitch invader runs onto the pitch wearing a respect for Iranian woman shirt and holds a rainbow colored flag during the match REUTERS/Matthew Childs

 – A protester holding a rainbow flag and with a shirt saying “Respect For Iranian Women” on the back ran onto the pitch during Monday’s game between Portugal and Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.

Security staff quickly intervened and moved away the protester, who also had “Save Ukraine” on the front of his shirt.

The tournament has been surrounded by controversy over hosts Qatar’s treatment of the LGBT community as well as anti-government demonstrations in Iran.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann and Andrew Cawthorne, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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