Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 24 April 2024

Iran keeper is ‘BANNED and fined £3,800’ after being pushed away for hugging a female fan whose hijab had fallen, because it was ‘unprofessional’ – and broke Islamic laws about contact with opposite sex

An Iranian goalkeeper has been handed a fine and one-match suspended after hugging a female fan, who was being chased by security for reportedly not wearing the compulsory hijab.

Hossein Hosseini, goalkeeper for Esteghlal – one of the top teams in Iran – has been reprimanded by the Iranian football federation after he embraced a fan who had made her way to the side of the pitch.

Hijabs, or headscarves, have been compulsory for women in Iran since the 1979 revolution, enforcing what is widely considered by many Muslim women around the world to be a matter of choice.

Footage shows the moment when the fan made her way onto the pitch with her hair showing after her hijab had fallen, where she was accosted by security.

Hosseini can then be seen making his way over and appeared to gesture for the security to step away as there was no danger and embraced the fan.

However further security guards then raced to the scene and pulled Hosseini away from the supporter and escorted him off the pitch while a small scuffle broke out.

Fans in the stands appeared to throw objects at security as they escorted Hosseini away and seemed to applaud the fan and Hosseini as he left the field under escort.

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