Iran Soccer Team Quietly Backs Mousavi
Green armbands send clear message in football-mad country
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:09 PM CDT
Five Iranian soccer players, including captain Ali Karimi, front row second from left, wore green wristbands today in an apparent sign of support for Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.    (AP Photo/Min Kyung-hoon)
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(Newser) – Iranian national soccer team players donned green wristbands and armbands on the field in Seoul today, a move many back home took as a sign of solidarity with Mir Hossein Mousavi, CNN reports. Green is the opposition candidate’s campaign color. Spectators at the match waved signs that said "Where is my vote?" and a banner reading "Go to Hell Dictator," the AP adds.