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Blue girl: Iran female football fan sets self on fire

A Female Iran football fan famously known by the name Blue girl has died after setting herself on fire.

29-year-old Sahar Khodayari burnt herself after learning she was facing up to two years in jail after attempting to enter a stadium.

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Sahar found herself in trouble when she attempted to enter Azadi Stadium in Iran while dressed like a man contrary to hijab laws.

Previously women in the country were not allowed to enter stadiums something that has since been lifted.

Attempts by Sahar Khodayari’s family to pay her bail failed as she was arrested on a weekend meaning she had to wait until Monday.

Her family further revealed that she had a history of attempted suicides that had taken a toll on her mental condition.

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Medics tried to save the late Sahar but she succumbed to the burn wounds.

Fans all over the world have taken on social media to criticize Iran for the action they took against Blue girl.

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They further called on FIFA to intervene to stop the sexual torture. “Football matches in Iran smells after the burnt corpse of Sahar. @FIFAcom must take action to stop this sexual apartheid.
This is our voice! This is our will”

Football clubs joined the discussion sending their condolences to the family of the late Sahar including the like of AS Roma.

Other called on fans to boycott attending future matches in Iran in solidarity with Blue girl and pile pressure on the government.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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