Iranian soccer players suspended over 'goosing'

By REUTERS
November 1, 2011 17:13

 
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TEHRAN - Iran's football federation has suspended two players from the top team involved in an "inappropriate" goal celebration, the ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

The federation will issue a final verdict next week on Mohammad Nosrati, who appeared to briefly put his hand between the buttocks of Sheys Rezaei as Persepolis players huddled together to celebrate a goal against Damash Gilan in a televised match on Saturday.

The gesture might have caused little comment in the West where fans are used to "laddish" behavior by soccer stars, but it caused some outrage in the Islamic Republic.

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