Khamenei’s rep calls women cheering sports teams “epitome of sin”
Prohibition of women from entering stadiums to watch athletic games continues to uphold in Iran and the regime’s officials seek to prevent participation of female spectators in sports stadiums in whatever way they can.
Alamol-Hoda, Khamenei’s representative in Mashhad, severely criticized the presence of women in sports stadiums on June 11, 2017.
“If it is decided that a group of boys and girls gather and a bunch of women and girls create excitement in the sideline of an athletic championship race, clap and whistle and jump up and down, then this would be indecent. Indecency is an epitome of sin and nfortunately in this county, it has been carried out,” according to the state-run Aparat website.