State deputy duma from the Communist Party and the party “United Russia” Rospotrebnadzor asked Roskomnadzor and test the product of EA Canada in the promotion of homosexuality. According to deputies, the proposal put virtual players in the LGBT flag colors t-shirts harm to the health and development of children.
An excerpt from the text of the query:
“In November this year, it became known that the FIFA multiplatform video game, developed by EA Canada, offers users support the action of the English Premier League, “Rainbow shoelaces” – a large-scale campaign in support of the LGBT community. Meanwhile, according to the law “On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development”, to harmful to health and (or) development of children includes information that promotes non-traditional sexual relations.”
The MPs proposed to introduce the game 18+ age limit (currently 0+) or remove the action from the game. Three-time Olympic figure skating champion and State Duma deputy from the party “United Russia” Irina Rodnina considers it necessary “to verify the possibility of the spread of the game in the Russian Federation.” MPs sent a request to the Office for the Supervision of December 1, despite the fact that the action of the game was completed on 28 November.
FIFA 17 – a virtual football game for Microsoft Windows platforms, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The release of the game in Russia was held September 27, 2016.