Footballers banned for bum squeeze
Two Iranian footballers have been suspended indefinitely after one squeezed the other's bottom during a goal celebration.
Persepolis defender Mohammed Nosrati was caught on video squeezing teammate Sheis Rezaei's backside during a 3-2 win over Damash Gilan.
The game was broadcast live to millions. Nosrati and Rezaei have said they did not intend to offend anyone.
But the Iranian football federation has given indefinite suspensions to both players for "immoral acts", state TV says.
The pair have also been suspended by Persepolis and fined nearly £25,000 each.
The incident caused outrage in the Islamic republic where homosexuality is illegal.
Jalal Yahyazadeh, a cleric and member of parliament, called it a "shameless act" and added that it had "upset, angered and outraged" all sports fans.
"What happened is absolutely not acceptable because it was a very ugly thing," he said.
what do you think?
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Pretty glad that last comment got moderated as it was a grumpy old man looking for a reaction. Keep your homophobic opinions to yourself, bigot.
Looking at the video, I hardly think that qualifies as a squeeze.
Recently our local TV showed a programme called inside out, whereas one of the topics referred to a surge in british people changing their religion to Islam. It would seem that islam does not approve homosexuality. But in this country it is tolerated. Looks like trouble ahead.
He has a nice a... Give the chance I would hve squeezed it!
Brilliant i cant even use the word "b[_]m" in an article about "b[_]m" squeezing. Is the moderation board Iranian?