Around 2,000 Iranian women with tickets to a World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Lebanon were denied entry to a football stadium in what is being termed as a disturbing occurrence.
According to reports, the women gathered outside Mashhad’s Imam Reza stadium were refused entry despite having purchased tickets for the match. The incident drew widespread condemnation from citizens across the country, prompting President Ebrahim Raisi to launch an investigation.
This isn’t the first time in the Islamic Republic that women have been refused entry to a sporting event. The tradition has persisted since the takeover of Iran by hardline clerics following the revolution in 1974. The clerics believe that women should not participate in any gathering that includes men and has a masculine environment.
Many Iranians are opposing Iranian regime nonsense rules, as many of them expresses over the social media and show their support for the Iranian women. Will FIFA take any action against Iranian regime or will stay blind against this kind of human rights violation?