IRANIAN REGIME Bans Star Soccer Players For Life After Protest
Four members of the Iranian football team have been ‘retired’ for wearing green arm bands in protest of the election in Iran.
This is amazing (and not in a good way).
The Iranian government has “taken revenge by imposing life bans on players who sported green wristbands in a recent World Cup match in protest against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election.”
“According to the pro-government newspaper Iran, four players – Ali Karimi, 31, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 32, Hosein Ka’abi, 24 and Vahid Hashemian, 32 – have been “retired” from the sport after their gesture in last Wednesday’s match against South Korea in Seoul.”
The Iranian national football team played South Korea last week in a must win match. The team wore green wristbands in support of the democracy protesters. (Twitpic)
At halftime the team took off their green wristbands(?)