World Cup 2022: Iran complain to Fifa over flag change on social media by US

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Iran’s soccer federation has complained to Fifa after the Islamic Republic emblem was faraway from its flag in social media posts by the US workforce.

Earlier than their World Cup assembly on Tuesday, the US eliminated the Allah image in graphics posted on Twitter, Fb and Instagram.

The US stated they determined to not use Iran’s official flag to indicate “assist for the ladies in Iran combating for primary human rights”, amid mass anti-government protests within the nation.

The protests in Iran, met with a fierce crackdown, have been sparked by the death in custody in September of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old girl who was detained by morality police for allegedly breaking the strict guidelines round head coverings.

“In an unprofessional act, the Instagram web page of the US soccer federation eliminated the Allah image from the Iranian flag,” stated Iran state information company IRNA.

“The Iran Soccer Federation despatched an e-mail to Fifa [football’s world governing body] to demand it situation a severe warning to the US federation.”

A US Soccer spokesman later stated the posts had been eliminated and changed with ones utilizing the right Iran flag, however added: “We nonetheless assist the ladies of Iran.”

Iran has accused the US and different overseas adversaries of instigating the protests, with the US authorities imposing sanctions on Iranian officers over the crackdown.

The US and Iran minimize diplomatic relations in 1980.

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