Iranian Soccer Team Members Refuse To Sign Anthem At World Cup

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the public pose for a pictures next to a Qatar 2022 World Cup logo at Doha Corniche ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on November 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Iranian national soccer team, displaying remarkable moral courage in the face of the killings of protesters.
  • “I offer my condolences to all the bereaved families of Iran. And let them know that we are with them and sympathize with them,” the team captain stated.
  • Protests in Iran have surged since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the government’s morality police in mid-September.

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