Monday, June 29, 2009

UF Quick Throw: Iran players escape ban, or so we're told

Iran's Press TV, aka State Radio, says the footballers who wore green bands of protest in South Korea WILL NOT face a ban or punishment. This decision-- if proven true-- is probably due to pressure from FIFA, which had launched an inquiry. It's a long-standing rule of the governing body to block government interference in football associations. The threat of missing out on the next Asian championship was, by all accounts, enough to sway Iran's powers-that-be-for-now.

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