UAE denies arresting a man for wearing Qatar's shirt

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UAE has denied arresting and beating a Briton for wearing Qatar's football team shirt, Dailymail reported. 

The UK Foreign Office, which said it is assisting a British man arrested in the UAE, has warned that authorities there deem 'showing sympathy for Qatar' is an offence punishable by a fine or imprisonment.

In a statement, the UAE's London embassy said Mr Ahmad was 'categorically not arrested for wearing a Qatar football shirt'.

'We understand from the authorities in Sharjah emirate that Mr Issa Ahmad, a dual Sudanese-British citizen, presented himself to the police station there in January claiming he had been harassed and beaten up by UAE national football fans for cheering the Qatar team at the AFC Club tournament.

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