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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old April 15th, 2019, 16:12 Thread Starter
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Female football fans in Iran

It takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch Persepolis, her favourite football club. Since the Islamic revolution of 1979, women have been banned from attending stadium football matches. Despite the ban, female football fans have never given up and have tried different methods to enter stadiums, including disguising themselves as men...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old April 15th, 2019, 16:27
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Not bigotting

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I had the exact same scene in mind
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Have you seen 'Offside'? Decent film by Jafar Panahi about some Iranian women who try to get into a football game in disguise.
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That scene

Offside is a good movie. Recommended imo.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2019, 23:17
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It takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch Persepolis, her favourite football club. Since the Islamic revolution of 1979, women have been banned from attending stadium football matches. Despite the ban, female football fans have never given up and have tried different methods to enter stadiums, including disguising themselves as men...

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lol, I must show it to my dentist (who is Iranian)
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2019, 05:09
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Offside was probably the worst 2 hours of my life.


I have an Iranian dentist too. He hardly speaks... I call him Rambo.
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