According to the “Daily Mail” report, Iranian television cut more than 100 frames from Sunday’s match between Tottenham and Manchester United and filled them with panoramic images of the stadium and the streets of London.
The reason for this is Sian Massey-Ellis. He is one of the best tour referees in England. She is appointed on the tour with standard referee equipment, showing her knees and thighs.
In order not to offend the religious sentiments of the audience and violate the strict laws of the Islamic Republic, the TV censored the appearance of every woman in shorts.
Since 1979, women have been required to wear headscarves, and only two years ago, when FIFA threatened to suspend the game, they were allowed to enter the stadium. In a recent match against Cambodia in a stadium that can accommodate 80,000 people, 4,000 seats were reserved for women who sit in a fenced special department and are protected by female police officers.
Previously, football was censored in Iran. Three years ago, Iranian TV obscured the Roma badge to conceal the sight of Romulus and Remus sucking a she-wolf.