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Watch: Iran Manager Gives Tone Deaf Response To BBC Journalist Over Protests

Watch: Iran Manager Gives Tone Deaf Response To BBC Journalist Over Protests
By Michael Bolton
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Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has given a tone deaf response when confronted by a BBC Journalist on the ongoing protests in the country.

This World Cup has been filled with controversy before the tournament even began. Qatar's horrible human rights record regarding the LGBTQ+ community has been under the spotlight, along with the death of thousands of migrant workers, and treatment of women.

In a tournament that has been dominated by headlines off the pitch, the method of protesting has been under constant debate, with players fearing expressing their solidarity to those affected due to possible sanctions.

One country which football will be very much the secondary concern is Iran. The country has been protesting for weeks since the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman arrested by morality police in Tehran for not wearing a hijab.

The actins of Iran has been condemned by the international community, with protestors killed and injured in showing their support, as women's rights continue to be under the spotlight.

Iran Manager Asked On Protests


Due to what is going on in the country, Iran has been under the spotlight for how they will address the issues at the country in the World Cup.

Prior to their defeat to England, the team refused to show sing their national anthem in a powerful statement. As it stands, it's unclear what punishment they could face for this action.


While manager Carlos Queiroz has continued to voice his support for the players in their actions of supporting the protestors, his responses in the media have been questionable, as proven today.

After today's press conference, he was asked by an BBC journalist on the protests in Iran, to which he gave a very tone deaf response.

In the footage above, he appears to say to the journalist:


"Why do you ask these questions? Why? I'm talking with you. I'm asking one thing to you now. The press conference finished. Do you think this is fair. Why don't you ask people about other cultures?

Why don't you ask other coaches, ask Gareth Southgate what they think of England and the United States how they left Afghanistan?

This will continue to be a talking point across the World Cup, and beyond as the situation in Iran continues to claim lives.


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