Pogba reacts after Iranian woman sets herself on fire because of absurd law
- Gender discrimination lives on in Iran.
- A woman was jailed for entering a football stadium, something that's prohibited down there.
- She set herself on fire in protest.
- Pogba and the whole sensible world send their support and express sadness over the whole situation.
Is it 2019 or 1019?
Iranian woman Sahar Khodayari, 29, chose a radical form of protest against the ban on women entering stadiums in Iran (among many other plain idiotic restrictions). She had been handed a jail sentence. A few hours ago, she set herself on fire and then she died.
The absurd Iranian law, as well as the whole regime, regularly oppresses human rights, especially in women's regard. Even the club Sahar supported has reacted on Twitter. "We are cowards" is the sorry conclusion FC Esteghlal can make.
The hashtag #bluegirl (#دختر_آبی) is now trending across the world, blue being the colour of FC Esteghlal. Paul Pogba has joined the movement:
If you wish, the least you can do is to sign a petition to allow Iranian women to be in stadiums.