The men’s national football team made the bold decision to forego singing the national anthem during its opening World Cup match against England in support of Iranian demonstrators. Iran refuse to sing national anthem in first match against england at FIFA World Cup 2022
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died while under the morality police’s custody in September, sparking the start of the unrest in Iran. Since then, protests have expanded across the country, calling into question the legitimacy of the administration even as security forces have repressed them. In the bloodshed, hundreds of people have perished.
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The Iranian group has made several appearances endorsing the dissidents in addition to their decision to refrain from singing the national anthem of devotion. In a friendly matchup against Senegal in late September, the group decided to hide the national colors by donning black jackets.
The group recently visited with President Ebrahim Raisi on on a flight to Doha for the World Glass. Nonconformists didn’t like the gathering, and on the night before the competition, group pennants were destroyed. In recent times, Iran’s beach soccer, water polo, and ball teams have also declined to perform the national anthem of dedication. Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the captain of Iran’s football team, declined to confirm whether or not his team will sing the hymn of adoration during a news conference on Wednesday.
#BREAKING: Iran national team players choose not to sing national anthem at World Cup match; some of the Iranian crowed booing their own national anthem pic.twitter.com/RYPvgHMNUi— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) November 21, 2022
A few Iran supporters in Qatar also signaled support for the country’s nonconformists before of Monday’s game. They were wearing T-shirts with the slogan “Women, Life, Freedom,” which is a well-known expression of the progress made since Amini’s death.
The most audacious action to yet by the nation’s top athletes is the football team’s choice to remain silent during the national anthem on the sport’s largest platform. Players may or may not experience penalties.
Ehsan Hajsafi, a defender, made history on Sunday by becoming the first Iranian World Cup participant to openly endorse the demonstrations.
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