Iran Government Threatens Torture, Prison For Families Of Men's Soccer Team If They Protest

John Simmons | November 29, 2022
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The U.S. and Iran play each other in a crucial group stage match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the focus of the Iranians will likely be split between winning the match … and something far more sinister.

The Iranian government has issued a warning to all members of its national soccer team that should they protest their government by not wholeheartedly singing the national anthem (which they have not done in their two previous group matches) their families will face imprisonment and torture.

Iran began protesting in the first place because the Iranian government has brutally shut down and attacked other domestic protests revolving around the death of Mahsa Amini. Naturally, the tyrannical government that predicates its existence on fear and control is looking to put an end to anyone who would dare oppose them, even its own soccer athletes.

“Conditions in our country are not right, and our people are not happy,” Iranian captain Ehsan Hajsafi said after his squad’s match against England.

Isn't that the understatement of the week.

Iran’s match begins at 2 p.m. ET on Fox.

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