Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iran Elections: Iranian footballers pay the price for protest

Authorities in Iran have banned four members of the country's national football team for wearing green wristbands in a show of solidarity with anti-government demonstrators.

The display took place during a World Cup qualifying match last week in South Korea.

A pro-government Iranian newspaper says the players have been "retired" from the team.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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