Iranian Soccer Team Gets the Message From Brutal and Punitive Iranian Regime, Sings National Anthem Before Second Match

The Gateway Pundit has reported on the massive the protests occurring in Iran in response to Mahsa Amini’s  death from injuries sustained after her arrest for the “improper” wearing of a hijab.

When Iran’s World Cup team took the field for their opening match Monday, they refused to sing their national anthem before the match. The act was a show of support for the mass protests taking place in Iran after Amini’s death and the protestors facing the violent, brutal crackdowns that followed.

The brutal Iranian regime made it clear to the footballers know that there is a price for their defiance and bravery.

Reuters reports:

Iran’s national soccer team sang during the playing of their national anthem at their second World Cup match against Wales on Friday having refrained from doing so in their opening game earlier this week in apparent support for protesters back home.

Loud jeers were heard from Iranian supporters as the anthem played, with the team singing quietly. Two anti-government fans said security had prevented symbols of support for the protests being taken into the stadium.

In the stadium, displays of support for protesters included a woman holding a soccer jersey with “Mahsa Amini – 22” printed on the back and blood red tears painted beneath her eyes – a reference to the woman whose death in police custody ignited the protests.

Iranian fans were in good spirits as the game approached, with big cheers around the stadium as their players emerged from the tunnel for warm-ups, emitting a roar as star striker Sardar Azmoun, who has spoken in support of the protest movement, was announced in the starting lineup.

In contrast to Monday, when Iranian state television cut away from the broadcast while the anthem was playing, Iranian state media reported the players had sung on Friday, and showed footage of pro-government fans in the stadium in Qatar.

The Gateway Pundit has reported on the massive the protests occurring in Iran in response to Amini’s  death.

 

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