English fans staged a provocative action at the World Cup, declaring for the England match against Iran in crusader fancy dress, but the guards did not let them through, reports the Daily Mail.
After that, the Qatari authorities banned football fans from dressing up in Crusader costumes during the championship, since such clothes evoke many tragic memories among Arabs, including those of the Christian faith.
This is not the first time that fans of the English team have had problems with the costumes of the European conquerors of the East. During previous World Championships, they were also banned from using such symbols.
According to FIFA and anti-fascist groups, dressing up as crusaders in an Arab Muslim country can be considered offensive, since the Arab people paid a monstrous price for liberation from the European occupation of the 11th-14th centuries, losing in the fight against the crusaders, according to various estimates, from one to nine million people.