Tattoos are forbidden in the national team of Iran?

The Iranian Ethics Committee mentions tattoos is a part of the ‘western cultural invasion’ and calls for a ban on the national team.

Ashkan Dejagah played in the last Asia Cup with clearly visible tatoeges for Iran. © Imaginechina

In the past laaiden the discussions around tattoos in Iranian football players several times already. As published in 2015 Ashkan Dejagah (ex-Fulham and Wolfsburg) and Sardar Azmoun (Zenit) for the first time for the Ethics Committee to answer for their lichaamstekeningen. The duo built a football career on the West, what the Committee is partly a cause of their tattoo-escapades.

Since then they played always with long sleeves in matches for their country, but the criticism kept coming back to the surface. Under more after Dejagah last summer a photo with bare arms on his Instagramprofiel posted.

The Committee supported his assertion with the claim that footballers are a role model for the young generation. Especially because it is one of the nation’s most watched and followed sports. Tattoos are, according to the Committee to be an insult of islamic values.

Moral violation

However, according to the Iranian criminalist Mohammed Nasl no explicit law, the existence of tattoos in the country prohibits. Rather, it is a kind of moral violation that the Committee, and by extension the Iranian government, prefer as little as possible in the public space, see passing by.

Whether it’s a bankzitter or the star players of the national team, the Iranian football federation should from now on of the Committee no exceptions.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Iranian voetbalinstantie effective will take into account the decisions of the Committee. Team Melli took last year namely beautiful results with a four on the ninth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia in a poule with Spain, Portugal and Morocco and they got to the semi-finals of the last Asian Cup where they with a 3-0 lost to Japan. Without buttresses, Dejagah and Azmoun in the core, that performance suddenly becomes a lot less obvious.

Footballers and tattoos: a successful marriage?

Not only in Iran, we find players back on their bodies showed signs. It is an often chosen hobby in the football world. The collection of different variants is now countless. Below, who we there are a few of the most eye-catching, so judgment yourself:

Daniel Agger

This Danish player has defended for many years the red colors of Liverpool in the Premier League. His love for the club was so intense, that he even the letters YNWA, of the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone,on his hand set. Below you will find are elaborately decorated back.

Daniel Agger’s incredible back tattoo.

— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 6, 2015

Lionel Messi

The Flea falls during races not only by its sometimes stunning actions and many goals. Or maybe not anymore since he’s in 2016 coolly his left leg fully inkleurde with ink. Many supporters elected to the tattoo than unofficially the ugliest ever. Fortunately he wears during matches, there is still a real stocking.

Messi’s new leg tattoo… 🙃

— Coral (@Coral) November 9, 2016

Mauro Icardi

A second Argentine in the list. The enfant terrible of Inter appears sporadically in the media by his striking extrasportieve companies. Since he, last summer, was not called up for the world cup, he found the time to make the lion on his chest and belly. The two names refer incidentally to the daughters of his kinderidool, countryman and later team-mate Maxi López. A number of years ago he went there with his then-wife off.

Mauro Icardi comparing his lion tattoo to a real lion

— Footballers with animals (@ftbllrswanimals) June 17, 2018

Leroy Sané

That this 23-year-old winger can play football, is beyond dispute. Proof of its magnificent vrijetrapdoelpunt for Manchester City against his former club Schalke 04 in the Champions League. On the choose a good tattoo will be the German’s still have to train, because he chose a picture of himself on his back. One that refers to a celebration of a goal in a match against AS Monaco. But you know what they say, practice makes perfect.

Friendly reminder of the fact that Leroy Sané a tattoo of Leroy Sané on his back

— Riemer (@ibrariemovic) November 19, 2018

Uros Vitas

The last player from the list has a history in Belgium. The Serbian defender played between 2014 and 2018 different match for both KAA Gent and then KV Mechelen. Out of love for his wife, he caused her to face in actual size on his upper body tattooed. Let us hope for the graceful Snezana that Vitas after his football career is not too much in fast food restaurants will hang out.

We’re late to this but, Serbian player Uros? Vitas got a tattoo of his wife’s face on his torso. Fair enough. #UOKHun

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 3, 2017

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