Qatar Bans England fans from dressing as crusaders ahead of USA World Cup Match

England supporters have been banned before tonight’s World Cup match against the US from dressing as Christian invaders, after it was ruled offensive to Muslims.

It comes as England supporters, who have long cheered on their team while bearing the garb of St George – the nation’s patron saint – at previous World Cups, find themselves in trouble for doing so this time around.

FIFA and anti-racism groups say dressing up as Crusaders in an Arab country such as Qatar could be seen as offensive given the historical context.

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