Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The cost of wanting your freedom

From The Guardian:

According to the pro-government newspaper Iran, four players – Ali Karimi, 31, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 32, Hosein Ka'abi, 24 and Vahid Hashemian, 32 – have been "retired" from the sport after their gesture in last Wednesday's match against South Korea in Seoul.

They were among six players who took to the field wearing wristbands in the colour of the defeated opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, which has been adopted by demonstrators who believe the 12 June election was stolen.

The fate of the other two players who wore the wristbands is unknown. None of the team members were given back their passports upon returning to Tehran after the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

How many people can they stop?


Never Mind!! said...

Apparently, as many bullets A'jad can afford.

Anonymous said...

abusing is not really something i like...but,
fuck man! it's almost as if they know they're wrong and will go to any lengths to conceal it!
damn shitty.

Over Rated said...

@Never Mind: Well, if he kills everybody, who is he going to lord over?

@Aryans: Yup. These guys are looking so desperate trying to hold on to the last remnants of power. It won't last, no matter how much they try. That bridge is now open.