2022-11-25 08:37:00

Iran's players perform U-turn by singing national anthem as fans cry in stadium

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The Telegraph
By Sam Dean

Irans players sung their national anthem before the match against Wales amid jeers and tears from fans inside the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

The players had very noticeably stayed silent ahead of Mondays defeat against England, but they did tentatively sing on Friday following reports they could face reprisals if they again kept quiet.

Their silence on Monday was seen as a symbolic show of support for the protest movement in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody in September.

Mehdi Chamran, the chairman of Tehran city council, had said on Tuesday that we will never allow anyone to insult our anthem and flag and that their civilisation had a history spanning thousands of years.

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