The Soccer players of the Iranian National Team did not sing the anthem of their country in protest for the situation of repression in the country and the recent assassination of Mahsa Amini.
The protests of players and fans are directed at the Iranian regime for the murder of Amini, the 22-year-old girl who was detained and mistreated by the police in September for not respecting the Iranian dress code by not wearing the veil properly.
Her murder, accompanied by the violence to which she was subjected and the lies of the Iranian government, has raised the anger of the population, due to the abuse to which women are allegedly subjected. This revolution has also reached the football team, the best platform for the Iranian people to show their frustrations with the regime.
Coach Carlos Queiroz assured that his players “were free” to protest if they wanted and they did so before the initial whistle of the match. While the players were not singing, the Iranian fans responded with applause and cheers for their players.
Iran begins with a landslide its passage through the World Cup Qatar 2022
The Iranian national team, despite the insistence they put on the field of play, could not avoid being thrashed against the England teamwho, like them, also showed a protest sign before the start of the clash on November 21 for Group B of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Persian team could only score one goal, while the English scored six times: Bellingham 35′, Saka 43′ and 62′, Sterling 45+1′, Rashford 71′ and Grealish 89′. Taremi scored for Iran at 65 ‘and via penalty at the end of the match.