Iran football players suspended for 'immoral' celebration
Iran's football federation yesterday imposed indefinite bans on two players for their "immoral acts" during goal celebrations, state television's website reported.
The incidents condemned by officials and commentators alike, took place during a league match between Persepolis Tehran and Damash Gilan, broadcast live on national television to millions of Iranians.
Footage on YouTube shows Persepolis defender Mohammad Nosrati pinching his teammate Sheys Rezaei's bottom as they celebrated a goal against Damash.
Rezaei, another YouTube video shows, squeezed an unidentified teammate during another goal celebration in the dying moments of the game, which Persepolis won 3-2.