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Mickey Goldmill
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Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps threatened the families of players on Iran’s World Cup soccer team with imprisonment and torture if the players do not “behave” before their match against the United States on Tuesday, according to a new report.

A source told CNN that players were called to a meeting with members of the IRGC after the team failed to sing the country’s national anthem during their opening match against England last week. The IRGC reportedly warned afterward that players who did not sing the national anthem or who participated in any political protest against the Iranian government would leave their families subject to “violence and torture” as retribution.

On Friday, ahead of their game against Wales, the team sang the nation’s anthem.

“There are a large number of Iranian security officers in Qatar collecting information and monitoring the players,” the source told CNN, adding that players are not allowed to meet with foreigners during the World Cup.

The Portuguese coach of Iran’s team, Carlos Quieroz, who reportedly met separately with IRGC officers, has said players can protest at the World Cup within FIFA regulations.

Widespread protests in Iran began on September 17 at the funeral of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested in Tehran by Iran’s “morality police” for allegedly wearing her hijab too loosely on September 13. She died three days later.

While Iranian officials have said that Amini died of a heart attack, her family says she was “severely beaten” while in custody. A lawyer for the family said “respectable doctors” believe she was beaten while in custody. Her death has sparked weeks of protests across Iran, in which some women have burned their hijabs and publicly chopped off their hair.

An Iranian general acknowledged for the first time Monday that more than 300 people have been killed in the protests.

The captain of Iran’s national men’s soccer team spoke in support of the anti-government protests last week.

“I would like to express my condolences to all bereaved families in Iran,” Ehsan Hajsafi said at a news conference. “They should know that we are with them. And we support them. And we sympathize with them regarding the conditions.”

“We have to accept the conditions in our country are not right and our people are not happy,” he added. “We are here but it does not mean we should not be their voice or we should not respect them.”

Meanwhile, Iran state media have called for the United States to be removed from the World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation supported the anti-government protesters by posting an edited version of Iran’s flag on its social-media platforms. For 24 hours, the federation posted the Iranian flag without the emblem of the Islamic Republic to show “support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights.”


https://news.yahoo.com/iran-threatened-families-national-soccer-014548245.html


Mr Boyles
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
According to Sources, Sauces AN Iran person

SAUCES


Bunk Moreland
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I saw yesterday that Natasha Bertrand on CNN was pushing this. She is one of the top CIA propagandists in MSM.


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teke184
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Iraq had a history of doing shite like this in the old days.

Saddam’s kids used to beat and torture athletes who didn’t perform to his standards IIRC.


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GeauxLSUGeaux
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There’s a gay soccer joke in there somewhere


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CalTiger53
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TigersnJeeps
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apparently Qatar is helping the IRGC identify spectators who oppose the mullahs...


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oogabooga68
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
Thank God Obama and the Democrats saw fit to send the Government all those pallets of cash.

Torturing and intimidating people gets expensive.



KAGTASTIC
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Well let's see how much the US team stands by their virtue signaling as they should let I-ran win in the name of equity.

And hey all you anti-Christians...here's a glimpse of what to expect for your future generations.


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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
Am I supposed to care about this?


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thermal9221
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I don’t believe any of this story.


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PrecedentedTimes
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This thread is indicative of the broad decline in empathy that plagues the world.

And yet I’m sure some smoothbrain will twist this remark into me somehow being a liberal. Society is doomed.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
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Am I supposed to care about this?


We'll be at war with them at some point in the near future. Sounds like the spooks are beating the war drums here.


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Bestbank Tiger
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Torturing and intimidating people gets expensive.




They can save money by doing "enhanced interrogation".


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ezride25
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Iran


Apparently it’s pronounced “ear-on”, but don’t frick with them or it’ll be your ear off.

Go ahead, lecture and point your finger at us for media contrived racism though.



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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
Anyone pretending this isn’t SOP for international athletes from a lace like China as well?


RogerTheShrubber
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And yet I’m sure some smoothbrain


Nice, more prog dumb speak.

I notice this is the hot term in y'alls circles today. Must have come from the cult leaders.


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Mickey Goldmill
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
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Anyone pretending this isn’t SOP for international athletes from a lace like China as well?



No, I'm sure it is. We are playing Iran though so it's a little more relevant at the moment.


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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
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This thread is indicative of the broad decline in empathy that plagues the world.


Empathy?

One side of the Political spectrum is OK with the fact that their Messiah sent them pallet loads of cash under cover of night.

Empathy = Jack shite when our Government is aiding and abetting terrorists with the approval of the Left.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Iran Threatened Families of National Soccer Team with ‘Violence and Torture’: Report
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Empathy = Jack shite when our Government is aiding and abetting terrorists with the approval of the Left.


My guess is the Biden Administration is turning on Iran for some reason. Progressives don't get angry without being told to do so.


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