Iran: Boot Team USA Out Of World Cup For Erasing Flag In Protest

  • Iran is asking FIFA to remove the American team from the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platform in support of the protests in Iran.
  • The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly shared a post on its official Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook showing the Iranian flag without the emblem of the Islamic Republic on Saturday.
  • The federation told CNN that it wanted to change the official flag for 24 hours only to “support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights” before replacing it with the official flag.