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David Beckham ‘blocked openly gay Qatari on Instagram after asking questions’

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Dr Nas Mohamed had tagged the global figurehead’s verified profile in a series of critical posts drawing attention to the community’s plight in the run-up to the World Cup.The campaigner had also written an open letter to the sporting figurehead, who is promoting Qatar ahead of the 2022 FIFA games, accusing him of ‘stamping out hope’.After tagging Beckham’s account in posts, including one saying ‘love is not a crime and being an LGBT person is not a crime’, he said he discovered on Sunday that he could no longer view the profile.Dr Nas, who is seeking asylum in the US, told Metro.co.uk: ‘I was quite shocked just to get a reaction because I’ve been ignored completely by FIFA, FIFA officials, World Cup officials and my own government. ‘I am getting international reaction from human rights and LGBT organisations, and even Norway’s football federation met me and had a positive statement on their website about the work I am doing for the LGBT community in Qatar.‘It’s not only shocking, it’s frightening that they are so engaged with the deal they are doing that they don’t want to hear the message. ‘A few months into this I was exhausted and frankly this is the fuel I need for my fire, I will continue to speak up.

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