Wearing a blue T-shirt with the message “Save Ukraine” at the entrance and “Respect For Iranian Women” at the again, Mario Ferri, who is going by means of the nickname of Falco, used to be tackled by means of safety body of workers and led away.
“Gianni Infantino is intelligent – Falco is free, no problem in Qatar,” he defined in a Zoom interview from his house in Italy.
The 35-year-old mentioned he idea Infantino, who used to be born in Switzerland and the son of Italian immigrants, sought after to steer clear of a diplomatic incident or adverse media protection, so he intervened to have Ferri set loose.
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“The police from Qatar are very like gentlemen, very friendly, asked me if I wanted water, coffee, a croissant. Very friendly,” he mentioned.
Ferri mentioned he used to be in custody for round part an hour when the FIFA president abruptly seemed.
“After I gave my personal documents to the police, I was waiting and in 30 minutes, Gianni Infantino, he’s the president of FIFA, came to help me,” he defined.
Ferri mentioned Infantino identified him from earlier pitch invasions, of which he claims to have made 11 in overall, together with on the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
“He asked me, ‘Why? Qatar is very dangerous for you, but I have the plan to help you’. He went to talk to important people from the police of Qatar, and in 30 minutes I’m free. I’m free, out of the stadium.
Ferri revealed that he had spent a month as an aid worker in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in March of this year, and it had a profound effect on him.
“I keep in mind the entirety, I keep in mind the kids escaping their properties, the previous women and the previous males who did not have properties, meals or water. It’s essential to me to prevent the warfare,” he said.
Ferri has left Qatar and says he will continue with his protests.
“I’m ceaselessly seeking to battle for a brand new international, I would like no warfare on the earth. I would like peace on the earth,” he mentioned.