We’ll Be Fighting in the Streets with our Children at our feet…

Notice the Green

In a game Iran needed to win in order to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, five members of the Iranian national team wore green armbands. Team captain Ali Karimi and four other teammates wore the armbands as a show of support for Iranian political opposition leader Hossein Mousavi. They wore the armbands for all of the first half, only for the armbands to disappear for the second. Kudos to the Iranians for showing football can have an impact beyond the game itself. Here are the match highlights. I’m rooting for the Iranians to make it to South Africa.

4 thoughts on “We’ll Be Fighting in the Streets with our Children at our feet…”

  1. I like that they wore the armbands in a show of defiance.

    I like that they lost and are eliminated from the World Cup.

    I wish that the international media could continue to record the Government’s jackbooted thugs go all Rodney King all over their own people to show what this government is truly all about… but this is a soccer site, so that’s all I’m gonna say about that.

  2. Chancito, the game has always had social and political overtones from its inception as a game of the people. Barca has Catalan autonomy as part of its makeup, Liverpool as a bastion of English socialism, and Lazio as fascist thugs. Politics are a part of the game. The Dallas office loves it when the lines between sport and socio-political issues become blurred.

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