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World Cup 2022: an Iranian supporter expelled from the stadium for her tribute to Mahsa Amini


While Team Melli defeated Wales on the pitch (2-0), an Iranian supporter paid tribute to Mahsa Amini, symbol of

Excluded for paying tribute to the symbol of Iranian protest.

Friday, on the sidelines of Iran's victory against Wales (2-0), a supporter was forced to leave the Ahmed Ben Ali stadium for wearing a flocked jersey in the name of Mahsa Amini, according to L'Équipe .

The security services of the Al-Rayyan compound also confiscated from a man, present with the Iranian supporter, an Iranian flag stamped with the emblematic words of the revolt, "Women Life Freedom", indicated the AFP.

An Iran fan holds a shirt with the name of Mahsa Amini.

The 22-year-old died days after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Iran's morality police in September for allegedly not adhering to the nation's dress code for women.

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Amini was a 22-year-old Iranian student.

She was killed on September 16 in Tehran after being arrested by her country's vice police for not wearing the veil properly.

His death sparked a social protest movement in Iran.

Some Team Melli players lent their support to the protest, including Sardar Azmoun the “Iranian Messi”.

The footballers had refused to sing the national anthem before the match against England last Monday.

A gesture interpreted as support for the revolt that is shaking the country.

Against Wales, the Iranians, this time, sang the anthem.

In the stands, the public did not chant a slogan hostile to "Team Melli", as against the Three Lions.

On Thursday, a famous local footballer was arrested by the Iranian authorities: Voria Ghafouri, striker of Foolad FC in Iranian D1, accused of having "insulted and tarnished the reputation of the national team and of having engaged in propaganda against the state, Iran's Fars news agency said.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-11-26

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