Iran Players Stay Silent During National Anthem At World Cup, Fans Boos At Backdrop Of Protests

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Iran Players Stay Silent During National Anthem At World Cup

Iran Players Stay Silent During National Anthem At World Cup: Before Iran and England’s World Cup match, there was a very moving moment. The team’s national anthem was played without a word from the Iranian players.

During the anthem, supporters put up signs and booed. Widespread protests in Iran served as the backdrop for the players’ quiet as well as the Iranian fans’ booing.

Iran Players Stay Silent During National Anthem At World Cup
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group B – England v Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – November 21, 2022.

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Iran Players Stay Silent During National Anthem At World Cup

The national song of Iran was not sung by its athletes prior to their World Cup match against England.

According to reports, supporters booed and held up signs in support of the country’s current round of large-scale protests.
After Mahsa Amini, 22, died while being held in detention in September after being detained by the Guidance Patrol for failing to follow the law’s requirements about head coverings, there were demonstrations and civil disturbances in Iran.

Some Iranian athletes, most notably Sardar Azmoun of Bayer Leverkusen, have come out in favor of the movement sweeping Iran.

After learning that captains who wore the armband would be subject to punishment in the form of a yellow card, it was decided not to do so.
The armband was suggested by the UEFA Working Group in support of inclusiveness and diversity. It featured a “heart containing colors emblematic of various backgrounds.” In Qatar, same-sex relationships are forbidden.
FIFA announced on Monday that its “No Discrimination” campaign would now begin at the group stages instead of the quarterfinals as originally intended.

Iran players refuse to sing the anthem. Lots of their fans boo rather than sing. This WC has a lot going on

The statement further stated that the participating teams would receive message chances for the campaign via their captains’ armbands and that, in accordance with FIFA rules, “the captain of each team must wear the captain’s armband issued by FIFA.
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand stated that federations needed to be stronger while speaking on BBC before the game.
The former captain of England and Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand, stated on the BBC, “I think the federations have to be stronger.”
“They’ve had one bump on the road and they’ve folded like a pack of cards,” said one of the organizations.
“The organizations must face this together with a single strategy and say this is where we stand, this is where we go now.”
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