Fan Banned for Life After Persepolis Supporters Knife Attack

Published August 18th, 2018 - 06:11 GMT
Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh

Naft Masjed Soleyman fan who appeared to hit Persepolis supporters with knife has been banned for life.

He was caught on cameras in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium holding a big knife in his right hand.

The man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

The violence has increased at the stadiums in Iran.

Last week, the Esteghlal Khuzestan supporters threw stones at the Persepolis’s players in Ahvaz’s Ghadir Stadium.

The match was stopped several times for this incident.

Also, Tractor Sazi’s supporters clashed with Esteghlal’s fans in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium and destroyed the chairs.

Iranian coaches and players have launched a campaign in recent days to fight violence at the stadium but it seems more effective actions should be applied.

By Masoud Hossein


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