What started as an accusation for ‘improperly wearing Hijab and committing a sinful act’ against Sahar Khodayari, ended up in suicide after this woman set herself on fire, following denied entry to a soccer stadium in Tehran. Sahar was arrested in March 2019 while she tried to attend to a match; she was then imprisoned and after being released on bail, she was told she will have to serve more time in jail. Sahar then decided to self-immolate with fire in front of the Iranian court.
The “Blue girl” died on September 9th 2019 due to severe burns in 90% of her body and severe damage in her lungs. This is not the first time than women take the step to protest against this ridiculous ban by Iranian authorities. Every fan should be able to assist or bet for fun in any match no matter the race, ethnic, colour, religion or sexual orientation, among many others. If you are a soccer fan and you want to bet on the best matches, you need to open an account via the best betting agent.
What Sahar was doing at the moment of her arrest is what most women do in order to attend to soccer matches at national stadiums: they dress as men. Since 1981 (2 years after the Islamic Revolution ended), women are not allowed to enter soccer stadiums in Iran. For Russian World Cup, this ban was lifted for a few days as matches were broadcasted on big screens inside stadiums. But this was certainly not enough.
It is unfortunate that a soccer fan and a woman had to die to effectively put an end to this prohibition; now FIFA authorities have assured that women will be allowed to enter the next international game in Iran and there is hope for this ban to be over soon. To place the best bets on soccer matches, you just need to choose an Asian bookmaker via the best betting agent, BET-IBC.