There were those who grimaced and took pictures of Miss Croatia, i.e. Ivana Knoll – Croatian influencer – at the World Championships in Qatar, with a wide grin, because her dress was disapproved. At the match between Croatia and Morocco, the model of the World Cup’s sexiest fan appeared in a red and white bikini top and tight red leggings. And it clearly caught the attention of many in the crowd.
Mohammed Hassan Al-Jefairi, a prominent Qatari entrepreneur – who, by the way, created a robot – claimed that the reason the men were stuck on the woman’s appearance was because they disapproved of her outfit, reported the Daily Mail.
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The man responded to the picture on Twitter and wrote that
“Just for information: they don’t take photos because they’re attractive, but because they don’t like the fact that according to our culture, they dress inappropriately.”
In the past, those visiting Qatar for the World Cup have been advised to cover their shoulders and avoid short skirts, as fans who choose to flash any part of their body can face heavy fines and even prison terms. However, Twitter users weren’t really convinced that Al-Jefairi was really bothered by it. One of them wrote,
“I don’t want to offend, but this reasoning is quite funny. Facial expressions, body language and the way they hold the phone all communicate intent quite clearly.”
About the potential culture clash, Miss Croatia said,
“At first I thought that if the World Cup is held there – in Qatar – then surely everything will be allowed to make the fans feel comfortable. Then I heard about the rules and I was shocked. The dress code forbids showing shoulders, knees, stomach and everything else, and I said to myself, “God, I don’t even have clothes to cover this up.”
He added that he is very angry about the case, because if they respect the hijab and niqab in Europe, then they also have to respect the lifestyle of Europeans, their religion, and also if they wear cut-out clothes or bikinis, those who came from Europe to the World Cup. Knoll tagged FIFA in several of her posts last week – which reminded her of Qatar’s strict dress code.
He added that when he arrived in the country, no one had a problem with his attire, and he was informed that there was a dress code in government buildings, so he calmed down. Later, the woman was asked if she thought there was a chance that she would be arrested, to which she responded:
“I never feared anything like this”
This is not the first time that Knoll has come under fire for her choice of clothing. Back in 2018, at the World Cup in Russia, the model made headlines again due to her outrageous attire.
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