Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Game Is “Gay Propaganda”

Some members of Russia’s parliament have sent a letter to the state communications oversight agency, alleging FIFA 17's support of a recent LGBT-friendly initiative in England breaks Russia’s “gay propaganda law”.

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And it’s not about dudes kissing. Well, not explicitly.

As The Guardian reports, last month England’s Premier League ran a weekend campaign called “Rainbow laces”, where players across one of the world’s most popular sporting competitions would wear rainbow-coloured laces on their boots in support of lesbian, gay, bi and trans players and fans.

Because this was in the game, and because that’s literally EA Sports’ motto, FIFA 17 joined in and offered an entire rainbow-themed kit free for download.

Read more at kotaku.com

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