Wearing theatrical makeup and posing as a man, a young Iranian woman managed to get through the gates of a football stadium to watch her favorite team’s match.
Fatemeh Paghaleh Nejad entered Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Friday, January 26, 2018, to watch the game played by Esteghlal football team.
In this way, her dream came true in a country where women are banned from entering sports stadiums.
Fatemeh said she had made the decision a fews months ago when she had a haircut. During this period, she kept her hair short.
She said it is a woman’s right to be able to enter a stadium and watch her favorite team from close. She expressed hope to be able to enter the stadium one day with a woman’s clothing.
Based on the fatwa in December of mullah Makarem Shirazi, the issue of lifting the ban on women’s entry and presence in stadiums has been removed from the agenda of the Supreme Revolutionary Cultural Council, for good.