Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Iranians seeking politics-free sport

“The country's three matches have attracted both demonstrations by pro-Israeli groups and the threat of neo-Nazi action.

Questions have also been asked about the ban in Iran on women going to football matches. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was forced to go back on a promise to allow women into stadiums earlier this year following outrage from clergy.”

From the news today.

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