Iranian authorities on Saturday arrested several soccer players attending a mixed party in eastern Tehran, local media reported on Sunday.
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"Soccer players, as well as former players of one of Tehran's main soccer clubs were arrested last night (Saturday) during a mixed party in the city of Damavand," Tasnim news agency reported. without further details on the identity of these footballers or their club.
“Some of these players were not in a normal state after consuming alcohol,” added the same source.
According to Iranian law, the consumption and sale of alcohol is prohibited.
Iran is rocked by protests sparked by the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, who died after she was arrested by vice squad for violating the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.
Since the beginning of this protest movement, several Iranian players have been arrested or worried by the authorities for having supported the demonstrations.