By Bankole Wright
‘I never thought that I would one day be prevented from playing for my country because I appeared unveiled and was wearing a pair of shorts in a photo taken on a personal trip outside of Iran,’ the football star told My Stealthy Freedom women’s rights campaign.
‘This was not even an official game. It seems that for the sports community in Iran, the veil carries greater importance than sport.
“I don’t know what our country’s officials are trying to prove by suspending people like me whose primary pre-occupation is to give a better reputation to Iran,’ she added.