Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Karimi shows his colours
Earlier today Iran played South Korea in a crucial world cup qualifying match. Six of the starting eleven players wore green wrist bands in solidarity with the reformist demonstrators. However when they returned to the pitch after half time the wrist bands had been removed. God knows what was said to them in the dressing room. Irish fans may remember Ali Karimi (above right) who tormented the Irish defence back in 2001 when Ireland met Iran in a world cup play off. Its clear that the former Bayern Munich star is not a fan of the current regime.
And today's demonstration is supposed to be small
Watch the clip of the silent march of 100,000 protesters to the city centre. Mousavi urged his supporters to stay away from today's demo. But he has called on them to come out in force tomorrow. Can you imagine the size.