Eight Women Arrested In Iran For Dressing As Men To Watch Football Match (Photos)

Eight women have been arrested in Iran for dressing up as men so they could watch a football match. Islamic law in the country bans women from attending live matches when men are present and the group were detained at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. 

They had attempted to disguise themselves in order to watch Esteghlal FC and Persepolis FC on February 12 this year, but now face legal action.

Alireza Adeli, head of security for the Tehran municipality, said it was not the first time it had happened. 

He told Memri: 'The ban is aimed at preserving their honor, because the stadium's atmosphere, commotion, and crowds are no place for them.

'Women who wish to watch the match can do so on TV, which broadcasts the games and gives everyone a way to watch them live.'

The women now face charges. 

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