World Cup security confiscate Iran fans' flag as joint protest broken up at Wales match
Two Iran fans protesting against the conditions faced by women across the country were accosted by Qatari security, who then appeared to confiscate a flag with woman, life, freedom written on it.
The incident occurred before the Group B clash with Wales, though later images showed the woman, with make-up depicting bloody tears rolling down her face, still holding a white football shirt with Mahsa Amini on the back and the man alongside her wearing a black top with the same woman, life freedom message.
The Iranian players sang the national anthem before the game having made a silent protest before Mondays defeat to England that led to warnings of potential repercussions.
On Tuesday Mehdi Chamran, the chairman of Tehran city council, said: We will never allow anyone to insult our anthem and flag, while one conservative member of the parliament which voted in favour of punishing protestors with the death penalty said the entire squad should be replaced by players who are faithful to the regime.
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