Yorkshire news Huddersfield Town fans banned from taking England flag to World Cup USA match PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Three Town fans have travelled all over the world watching England and have never had any problems before
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Huddersfield Town fan has been banned from flying his Terriers England flag at the USA match after a police officer in Qatar objected to the poppy on it. Daz Sykes, a married, 62-year-old from Dalton, Dennis Hall, 58, from Golcar and 56-year-old Sean Boswell from Lepton have taken the flag all over the world to watch England over the last few decades and say they have never had any problems before. Daz said: "Basically we're not allowed in with it and it is hung up in our hotel at Dubai where we are staying. Before the England/Iran match on Monday, a police officer noticed it and started following me. He wasn't happy with it. Read more: Cute Christmas market to return to 'Yorkshire's coolest neighbourhood' "So I had to find a locker and put it in there before going into the ground and I nearly missed the kick-off and then I had to retrieve it afterwards. It's a shame we can't take it in with us for tonight's match but hopefully we will be able to unfurl it on Tuesday night at the England/Wales match. The Vulcan/Huddersfield Town FC flag which caused all the fuss (Image: Robert Sutcliffe/Reach) "We've been advised to go through FIFA to get a certificate allowing us to do so. It's unbelievable but there it is. We have sent off the application and let's see what happens.
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...ed off to say the least having to suddenly find a locker outside the ground just 30 minutes before kick-off." The flag is a joint Huddersfield Town/Vulcan flag with the men referencing The Vulcan pub in Huddersfield town centre - a well-known meeting place for Town fans ahead of and after Huddersfield matches. The World Cup has been mired in controversy from the beginning with any kind of political statements strictly enforced with England and other European footballers threatened with sanctions for wearing the OneLove rainbow armbands. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, with a punishment of up to three years in prison and a fine. The country has been stamping down on pro-LGBT messages and symbols. Fans have also been banned from dressing in crusadar costumes and St George in order to avoid upsetting Muslims. Read next: 'It's going to be the killer of all killers', warns Huddersfield pub owner as energy prices rocket Tragedy as man's body found in car park next to Wakefield corner shop 'Disgrace' as families forced to dig up relatives' graves due to flooding at cemetery Woman bakes 23-inch Yorkshire puddings so big they could be 'used as boat' Get breaking news by email by signing up to our newsletters
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