Azmoun, Taremi… the stars of the national team support the Iranian protesters, even if that means losing their place in the World Cup

Several Iranian players, including Sardar Azmoun, have publicly supported the protests that broke out in the country several days ago. A position that could cost them their place in the World Cup.

Iranian soccer players are raising their voices. Several days ago, many demonstrations broke out across Iran. It all started with Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian girl who died in detention for wearing the veil incorrectly. According to a latest report published by the authorities, 41 people would have died in nine days, while Iran Human Rights advanced a balance of 54 dead.

A situation that alerts Sardar Azmoun, one of the headliners of the selection. The Bayer Leverkusen striker went against the rules of his Federation and expressed his anger on social networks.

He’s ready to miss the World Cup.

“The [punition] The ultimate goal is to be kicked out of the national team, which is a small price to pay for even a single lock of hair from an Iranian woman. It will never be erased from our consciousness. I’m not afraid of being expelled. Shame on you for killing people so easily and long live the women of Iran. If they are Muslims, may God make me unfaithful,” she wrote in an Instagram story. Her account has since been emptied.

Sardar Azmoun is not the only Iranian footballer who takes sides for women’s freedom (Mehdi Taremi, Vahid Amiri or Karim Ansarifard). The latter have changed their profile picture or posted messages like “our daughters’ hair is covered with a shroud.” A position that could cost him his place in the Iranian team, which begins his World Cup on November 21 against England, before facing Wales (25) and the United States (29).

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