Mario Ferri pauses the game at Lusail Stadium on Monday by running on the field wearing a T-shirt bearing the messages: “Save Ukraine” and “Respect Iranian women.”
He was led away by security personnel, but after what was described as “detained”, the Italian activist was released without charge.
Write on Instagram on TuesdayFerri said he wanted to send “some important messages.”
He posted: “A message for Iran…..where women are not respected. The world must change, we can do it together with strong gestures that come from the heart with bravery.
“FIFA banned the rainbow captaincy and the human rights flag from the stands, they blocked everyone but me.
“Save Ukraine. I spent a month in the war in Kiev as a volunteer and witnessed how much people are suffering. Thank you for all the messages of love that you have sent. I received from the world. Breaking the rules if done for a good reason is never a crime.”
A spokesman for the Supreme Committee told ESPN: “Following the encroachment that took place during the Portugal vs Uruguay match last night, we can confirm that the individual involved was released shortly after being taken out. off the field.”
“His embassy has been notified. Due to his actions, and in accordance with standard practice, his Hayya Card has been canceled and he has been banned from future matches at this tournament.”