Iranian woman diguised as a man sneaks into soccer match

The woman filmed herself and posted the video to social media in case she suffered backlash from her actions.

May 30, 2016 08:46
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A woman in Iran [Illustrative]. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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An Iranian woman, desperate to see her favorite team play, successfully entered a Persepolis FC soccer match which took place place in the capitol city of Tehran last week by dressing as a man, reported the BBC. 

The woman filmed herself and posted the video to social media in case she suffered backlash from her actions, according to reports by the BBC.

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While Iran does not have an official ban on women attending public sporting events, it is an unspoken rule and it is therefore rare for a woman to attend a match as they are often barred from entering the arena. 

The Independent reported that the Iranian woman explained in her video that she had to layer five t-shirts and five pairs of pants in order to hide her figure. She also covered her face in paint to avoid recognition.

There was a mixed response to her video from social media users, reported the BBC. Some called for her immediate arrest while others supported her courage.    

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