Watch: Morocco fans celebrate on Wales bucket hat after historic win
Morocco fans celebrated atop Wales’ bucket hat in Cardiff after becoming the first ever African nation to reach the semi-final of a World Cup.
The giant bucket hat was placed there by the Welsh Government, with other hats in dotted around Wales, and one in Qatar. It carries the message Gorau Chwarae, Cyd Chwarae.
One was placed in Qatar near the Museum of Islamic Art where other countries will also be displaying their own art installations.
But the one in Cardiff also made a handy platform for Morocco fans to dance the night away after they earlier stunned Portugal to become the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s header three minutes before half-time was the only goal of a 1-0 victory that was greeted with jubilation by the massed ranks of Morocco fans in the Al Thumama Stadium.
First Minister Mark Drakeford and Welsh sport ambassadors Jess Fishlock and Colin Jackson were at the unveiling event of the bucket hat in Qatar on 20 November.
Moroccan fans celebrating atop the Welsh bucket hat in Cardiff pic.twitter.com/yMb7SiB9fT
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Congratulations to Caerdydd’s Moroccan residents and visitors. Enjoy your night
I am anticipating riots in the streets of France following Morocco’s match against France.
Yes no doubt YOU are. You have previously made it very clear on your feelings about people whose heritage and culture originate from a place far away from yours. If everybody “stayed where they came from”, we’d all still be crammed in around a pool in Africa
Is that any way to talk to ole Ivor?? Please don’t misread any comments I may have made on such things, racial strife is not something I want to see. But there are others, abroad, who seem to use such fissures in our increasingly atomised society to drive a wedge and all the better to conquer us. No, what I am saying about Morocco-v-France is that we can expect some riots in the streets, just as there were recently in Belgium. To remind you, or perhaps to bring it to your attention for the first time considering the mainstream media… Read more »
Made up for Morroco but not so about the “art installation” we had in Qatar. A frigging bucket hat! thats embarrassing. Who the hell got that commission? 🤣🤣🤣
I’m not Welsh and only lived there for a few months and I still find it very iconic and even the story behind it is very endearing. A symbol of national pride an anti-colonialism. You can’t tell me that seeing a Welsh bucket hat doesn’t just remind you of the chillingly countless videos of Welsh fans singing their national anthem. It’s not the most fashionable thing but even qatari ghutras weren’t a few months ago.