Iranian Footballers In Life Time Ban
The Iranian Football Association decided that four footballers that wore green armbands during the first half of the Iran VS South Korea game will receive lifetime bans. The green armbands are symbols of the supporters of Mousavi who was one of the contenders in the last Presidential Elections in Iran.
The players who wore the armbands did so supporting Mousavi during the World Cup Qualifying match which ended in a draw between South Korea and Iran and in which North Korea was able to classify for the 2010 World Cup for the first time in more than four decades.
The four footballers receiving the ban are: Ali Karimi, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hosein Ka'abi, and Vahid Hashemian. The four received the ban in the form of "retirement".