Iran’s soccer team declines to sing national anthem at opening World Cup match

Iran’s World Cup team declined to sing their national anthem before their opening match Monday in a sign of support for mass protests back home. Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, a University of Toronto professor who launched a petition calling on players and coaches at the World Cup to show solidarity with the protests in Iran, says it was probably ‘the best moment of the game.’

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