ALBAWABA - A video showing an American flag allegedly waved by an Iranian football fan following his country's humiliating 1-0 defeat to the United States in the World Cup championship in Qatar drew mixed reactions by countrymen.
Traditionally, Iran's ruling echelon, including clerics and other religious leaders, is America's arch enemy. For decades, Iranians chanted anti-American slogans, calling for the "death to America," and burning the stars-and-stripes flag in a display of opposition to American policies towards Tehran, primarily its nuclear program.
But following Tehran's defeat to Washington in the football game late Tuesday, the American flag was allegedly raised in an Iranian street in a surprise move.
Waving American flag in the streets of Iran.— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) November 30, 2022
For 43 years regime brainwashed Iranians to hate America.
But see how people across Iran are celebrating the victory of Us soccer team against the Islamic Republic.
People are heard shouting "America, we are behind you.”#MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/cjvQ89GFMy
An online video showed an unidentified person waving the American flag from the window of a car, said to be in celebration of the U.S. team's victory.
According to exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, the individuals in the video were heard shouting in Farsi, Iran's mother tongue, "America, we are behind you."
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