In a country where women are forced to live under blankets and you can’t even cut your hair the way you want, this story shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Yet it still does. Two Iranian players have been banned from entering any football stadia for the lewd celebration in the video below.
Defender Mohammed Nosrati squeezed the bum of teammate Sheis Rezaei during Persepolis’ 3-2 over Damash Gilan and now the two players could face further punishments in the coming weeks. This kind of behaviour and the archaic attitudes based on ignorance and fear which are used to justify it still shock and bother me. It’s a funny video but with each word I type it’s depressing me that little bit more….