U.S. Soccer Temporarily Removed Islamic Emblem From Iran Flag In Social Media Posts To Support Protestors

  • “We wanted to show our support for the women in Iran with our graphic for 24 hours,” USSF said in a statement Sunday, according to the Associated Press, adding that the women and protesters there were “fighting for basic human rights.”
  • Semi-official Tasnim News Agency has reportedly called on FIFA to ban the United States from the tournament for the action, asking for at least a ten-game suspension.
  • They say that a FIFA rule warns against “any person who offends the dignity or integrity of a country, a person, or a group of people.”