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World Cup in Qatar leaves me cold and Fifa should have made a stand against hosts, says openly gay Northern Irish ref Ryan Hanna

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Ryan Hanna

Ryan Hanna

Ryan Hanna

Irish League referee Ryan Hanna says he can’t watch matches at the World Cup in Qatar amid ongoing controversy surrounding the country’s human rights record.

Hanna, who is Northern Ireland’s only openly gay football referee, says the tournament which should be a festival of football leaves him cold.


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