In a new attempt in March, Khodayari was recognized and arrested despite being disguised. In Iran, women are prohibited from entering football stadiums. He was also accused of resisting the law.
Khodayari is to be sentenced to six months in prison. After the trial, he turned to a dramatic step and lit himself in front of the building. As her sister reported, she suffered from a bipolar disorder that made her body noticeably worse. The next few days were spent at Khodayari Hospital.
There, the seriously injured 30-year-old died Tuesday. The news of his death was spreading rapidly and caused enormous outrage in the world of sports. Khodayari gave a face to the protest by Iranian women.
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So the Esteghlal association, whose stadium Khodavari wanted to contact, announced on Twitter: "He supported us, though politics made it illegal. What should we do to support them? Nothing. We are cowardly. That's why the club's color is blue. nickname for "Blue Girl"
While some Iranian media have not reported on Khodayari's death, resistance against women's repression is gathering. For example, Ali Karimi, known in Germany as a former Bayern player, called for a boycott of the stadium.
"The suicide of a woman accused of watching a football game – the result of terrible and disgusting thinking – will be completely incomprehensible to future generations," wrote Iranian captain Masoud Shojaei.
Former international Andranik Teymourian has suggested that Esteghlal Stadium should one day be named Khodayari. In the meantime, politics is controversial: Conservative groups continue to see sin when they look at "semi-naked men" in the stadium.
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Meanwhile, this debate has long crossed national borders. Collects numerous contributions on social networks through the #BlueGirl hashtag. Among other things, AS Rome made a statement.
"AS Rome is usually yellow and red, but these days it is bleeding because of Sahar Khodayari. This wonderful game should bring us together, not divide. […] It's time for everyone to enjoy football games together in Iran. "said the English report.
This is also the opinion of FIFA, which strictly prohibits discrimination against women in its statutes, but has never taken any initiative. With a few exceptions, Iran has always satisfied the World Alliance – next attempt: 10 October, Iran against Cambodia. With women, but without Khodayari in the stadium.
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