17 June 2009

More than a game

With Iran commanding a lot of news time lately, I wanted to make sure this story didn't get overlooked. In a World Cup qualifying match played yesterday, Iran tied South Korea 1-1. But the real highlights of the match were the green wristbands beings worn by eight of the players, the signs and flags in the stands, and the protest before the game. The players were ordered to take the wristbands off at halftime but the match was televised in Iran, so their message was widely seen. Check out coverage and photos at Soccer Blog or Time.

1 comment:

  1. wow, they really have decided to try to regain their rights. The movement seems to be spreading like crazy.