Iran’s football authorities have vowed to deal with beach soccer players who showed solidarity with Iranian protesters during an international tournament this week.
Iran won the Emirates Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup on Sunday, beating Brazil in the final after Saeed Piramoon scored the winning goal.
After scoring, Piramoon imitated cutting his hair – a move signaling support for nationwide protests in the country by calling for greater freedoms for women.
It follows the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody after her arrest for allegedly wearing her hijab improperly.
Before the final game started, the Iranian players were seen not singing as the country’s national anthem was played.