Iran gamers make highly effective assertion by their silence
AS IRAN’S nationwide anthem rang out contained in the Khalifa Stadium earlier than the staff’s opening World Cup match towards England, the gamers stood collectively — in silence. Some seemed down on the turf, others gazed emptily into the skies. None of them uttered a phrase of “Sorude Melliye Jomhuriye Eslamiye Iran”. That silence was essentially the most powerfully eloquent assertion by your complete staff, as they stood in solidarity with the protests led by girls again house towards the ruling regime.
Many Iranian supporters, too, abstained from singing the anthem. Some booed and, reflecting the nationwide divide, some booed people who booed. Others held aloft placards within the colors of Iran’s flag with the phrases: “Freedom for Iran”; “Freedom for girls”; “Girls. Life. Freedom.” — and, “It’s not Iran’s nationwide staff, it’s the Islamic Republic’s staff”. Such was the temper that Iranian nationwide tv reportedly snapped the stay telecast and resumed just for England’s “God Save The Queen”. (READ MORE)