World Cup 2022: Iran calls for US suspension for briefly removing emblem from flag in support of protests

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2022
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The U.S. Soccer Federation irked Iran ahead of their pivotal Group B match on Tuesday when it displayed the country’s national flag without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran.

Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag.

U.S. Soccer said in a statement Sunday morning it decided to forego the official flag on social media accounts to show "support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights." The Twitter account of the U.S....

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