New Delhi: FIFA World Cup is going on in Qatar. Most of the world’s football teams are participating in this World Cup. Then before the start of any game, the National Anthem of one’s country is sung. Both the teams sing their respective national anthems on the field to increase the country’s pride. At that time, Iran’s women players did not sing the national anthem of their country before the start of the match in the FIFA World Cup. The special thing is that along with the players, the Iranian spectators present in the stadium were also protesting against the singing of the national anthem. After this the players performed their game without singing the national anthem. This attitude of his has created a stir in Iran. It is being said that they may be punished by the government when they return to the country. Know why women players did this?
Refusal to sing the national anthem caused an uproar
It is worth mentioning that Hijab has been opposed in Iran for a long time. Iranian football players refused to sing their country’s national anthem in support of women’s hijab protests. Let us tell you that the players of the Iran team went to the stadium of Qatar to play a match with England. Before the start of the match, as per the rules, the national anthem is sung. But when it was Iran’s turn, he caused a stir by refusing to sing the national anthem. These athletes have shown great courage by supporting Iranian women’s anti-hijab protests on the international sporting stage. The whole world was surprised to see this.
However, after this incident, even the hands and feet of the Iranian government have started shaking. Now these football players are being prosecuted on their return home. However, in this match, Iran had to face a big defeat of 6-2 against the England team. The protest had a clear impact on the performance of the Iranian players as well.
How did the hijab protests gain momentum?
For several months, women in Iran have been protesting against wearing the hijab. While the government is forcing hijab on them. Protests against the hijab gained momentum when 22-year-old Iranian Mahsa Amini was taken into custody by the police. Amini died in custody. After this, the fire of protest gained more momentum throughout Iran. City-by-city protests erupted across Iran. After that men also came in support of women. Foreign countries have also supported the ongoing protests against the hijab in Iran. Several dozen people have lost their lives so far in this protest. But this protest is not stopping.
Players can be jailed
Iran’s government could jail her for not singing the national anthem in support of the hijab protest at the FIFA World Cup. They can also face a lifetime ban from playing. But regardless of all this, the courage shown by the players to protest in support of the hijab protest has made them heroes in the eyes of Iranian women. Now Iranian women have intensified their protest. Obviously, when these players return home, the government can give them severe punishment on charges of anti-patriotism and sedition.