Russian government officials have requested that FIFA 17 be investigated by the state communications oversight agency for allegedly violating laws banning LGBT "propaganda."

MPs sent a letter to the agency claiming the game's Rainbow Laces promotion could cause "harm to children's health and development."

The promotion brings EA into partnership with football's Premier League and UK LGBT rights organisation Stonewall in attempting to reduce homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in football.

EA's minor involvement in the campaign saw players obtaining free rainbow-themed uniforms for their in-game footballers.

Multiple MPs suggested that the game should be restricted in some way as a result of its perceived slight, with Communist MP Valery Rashkin calling for a change in classification to the all-ages game, and United Russia's Irina Rodnina suggesting an outright ban.

The 2013 law cited by the officials banned LGBT-friendly statements and displays in public, and has since been expanded to include fines or jail time for LGBT people who speak openly of their sexual or gender identity.

Looks like the Russian government doesn't share EA's desire to "make sports everyone's game."