Iranian Football Team Wears Jackets To Cover Emblems

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On Tuesday, members of the Iranian soccer team covered the nation’s emblems with a jacket during the Iranian anthem.

Key Points:

  • All members of the Iranian team, who were playing against Senegal, entered the stadium wearing black jackets that purposefully concealed the national anthem's symbol on their uniforms.
  • The Iranian team's move coincides with major protests that have been taking place in Iran since Mahsa Amini's violent death.
  • Mohsen Mansouri, governor of the province of Tehran, said the authorities will be dealing with “celebrities who fanned the flames of riots and with those who sign [lucrative] contracts with radio and television, but in a time of riots take a stand against security and order.”