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FIFA 17 Under Fire In Russia For Violating Gay Propaganda Law

Russia is taking issue with the FIFA 17 video game for violating the country’s law against gay proaganda, according to The Guardian. The country’s communist MPs are upset with the fact that the game has a LGBTQ positive free pack that encourages players to support gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people.

Because the game is listed as being for all ages, the MPs claim that this pack turns the game into gay propaganda aimed at minors, which is illegal in Russia. The Guardian reports that at least one Russian MP is calling for an investigation into the game and to determine whether or not FIFA 17 can be legally sold in Russia.

The promo pack in question, which let FIFA 17 players get free rainbow colored uniforms actually expired November 28th. Regardless of the fact that the pack is no longer available, one MP is saying that the Russian authorities should order EA Canada to make changes to the programming code or age classification of the game, according to The Guardian.

So far EA has not commented on this issue. EA was just recently lauded by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the most supportive corporations to work for when it comes to LGBTQ issues. They scored a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year.

Caylie Sadin
Caylie is a writer and all around nerd. She started reading fantasy novels when she was 8, which naturally led her into playing DnD. Her favorite video game series is Dragon Age and her favorite book is “The Name of the Wind.”
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Caylie Sadin
Caylie is a writer and all around nerd. She started reading fantasy novels when she was 8, which naturally led her into playing DnD. Her favorite video game series is Dragon Age and her favorite book is "The Name of the Wind."

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