Beaten by England (6-2) on Monday for their entry into the 2022 World Cup, the Iranian football team has drawn the wrath of the Tehran regime.
Before clashing with the English on Monday for their debut in this Qatari World Cup, Iranian footballers showed their support for the people showing their hostility to the repressive regime in Tehran in recent weeks, refusing to sing the national anthem played in the grounds of Khalifa Stadium. A strong attitude, accompanied by chanted slogans in favor of women and of the martyr Mahsa Amini, assassinated by the morality police on September 16 on the eve of her 22nd birthday, which obviously did not taste the power of the Mullahs.
« We will never allow anyone to insult our anthem and our flag. Iranian civilization has a history of several thousand years, this civilization is as old as all European and American civilizations “, proclaimed this Tuesday Mehdi Chamran, the president of the municipal council of Tehran, thus relayed by the Guardian. A Conservative MP who suggested at the podium for his part to ” replace the current national team with young faithful ready to sing their national anthem ».
In Iran, the images of the silent anthem of the players of the selection were not broadcast on television – the written press for the most part silenced the event. In front of the media this Tuesday in Doha, Iranian captain Ehsan Hajsafi courageously assumed the posture adopted by his teammates and himself in this World Cup. ” In the name of God, first of all, I offer my condolences to all the bereaved families in Iran. And let them know that we are with them and express our deepest sympathy. »