Ambivelance is setting in on this one…

Iran’s hardline Islamic regime has had enough of footballers with long hair and plucked eyebrows.

“I will ban athletes with an effeminate look,” the head of the country’s Physical Education Organisation, Mohammad Ali-Abadi said, told the Etemad-Melli newspaper.

“It is really disgraceful for Iran that young people step onto fields wearing make-up,” the top official fumed. “When a man enters the field with dyed hair and groomed eyebrows he is disrespecting society.”

The paper said Ali-Abadi appeared to be particularly worried about footballers, and warned that “even though they get away with it now, they will be disqualified in future”.

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2 Responses to “Ambivelance is setting in on this one…”

  • This Iranian Preznit sounds just like the mamas and papas of the fifties and sixties in the “good ole’ US of A” when “American” boys started doing this same thing. Of course most of the bloggers out there are too young to remember or too impressionable to search to find out that crew cuts were the norm and not a fad.
    The criticism of this Preznit for this statement is stupid, but probably as things go today, less headline grabbing than say, our Preznit demanding immigrants learn the language that he constantly murders!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Which also was unacceptable in the 50′s and 60′s that the neo-regressives seem to idolize so much.
    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ~ President Theodore Roosevelt
    “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.” ~ Edward R. Murrow, journalist (1908-1965)
    Many wiser men have defended out constitution than I, yet now our basic rights of privacy and self governance are under attack by those that claim to be constitutional scholars, why do they not see the validity in the freedom of person versus the freedom of business or corporations?

  • lucasleonardocabangca:

    The response of the people to this issue has become very trending in the media. – Phillip Elden

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