American football briefly changes Iranian flag in support of protesters

American football briefly changes Iranian flag in support of protesters

A screenshot of the graphic published by US Soccer, which has since been changed to show the official Iranian flag. The U.S. Soccer Federation, in a social media post over the weekend, temporarily displayed the Iranian flag without the Islamic Republic’s emblem, AP reports. Driving the news: The USSF said the altered flag photo was … Read more

“Football has no meaning when you kill children”

“Football has no meaning when you kill children”

Iranian protests spilled over into the stands and onto the pitch during the 2022 World Cup, as fans – and Iranian players – used the event to speak out for and against the country’s leaders. FRANCE 24 meets Iranian football fans in Qatar. “In Iran, it’s impossible to separate politics and football,” said Ali Houman, … Read more

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iranian state media have called for the expulsion of the United States from the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram … Read more

US soccer briefly removes Iranian flag emblem at World Cup

US soccer briefly removes Iranian flag emblem at World Cup

Doha, Qatar — The United States Soccer Federation briefly displayed the Iranian national flag on social media without the Islamic Republic emblem, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of Tuesday’s two-nation World Cup match. The Iranian government responded by accusing America of removing God’s name from its national flag. The USSF decision added … Read more

Man shot near CIF high school football game in Sacramento

Man shot near CIF high school football game in Sacramento

The Sacramento Police Department said a shooting near a high school football championship game on Friday afternoon became a homicide investigation. A department spokesperson said shortly before 9 p.m. that the victim, a 37-year-old man, died in a hospital. This is the 53rd homicide of the year in the city, and the first in three … Read more