USA deletes word 'Allah' from Iran flag before World Cup clash

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Published: 2022-11-27 21:43

Last Updated: 2023-01-27 05:03


USA deletes word 'Allah' from Iran flag before World Cup clash
USA deletes word 'Allah' from Iran flag before World Cup clash

The United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) deleted the emblem of the Islamic Republic which is represented in the word Allah, Arabic for God, in a post displaying upcoming matches in Group B for the World Cup.

Reports claimed that the move to remove the word Allah comes ‘in support of Iranian protests’ that have been rocking the country for more than two months after the death of Mahsa Amini.

However, following backlash from people on social media, the graphic was deleted and the USMNT account posted another tweet with the Iranian flag intact.