Doha: Amid the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Iran football players refused to sing their national anthem in support of the protest against violence back home, ahead of the opening match against England.
BREAKING: #BNNQatar Reports
In order to support the Iranian Women's Revolution, #Iran's national team players have chosen not to sing the national anthem during a #WorldCup2022 match.#MahsaAmini #JinaAmini #FifaWorldCup #QatarWorldCup2022 pic.twitter.com/OnMxKxQwN8
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) November 21, 2022
According to Reuters, all of the starting 11 players were silent as the anthem was played at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Amid the growing tension in Iran, many artists and public figures have joined in the anti-government protest over the violence in the country.
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