An Iranian man who honked the horn of his car to celebrate Iran’s defeat by the United States in the World Cup was reportedly murdered by the despotic Iranian regime’s security forces.
Iran lost to the United States 1-0 on Tuesday.
According to Iran International, sources informed the outlet that Mehran Samak was shot in the head by security officials after he and his fiancée were honking their car horn in the wake of Team Iran’s loss.
"Mehran Sammak", 27 years old, was shot in the head by Islamic Regime’s security forces, tonight (around 1 am local time) in Anzali [Northern Iran], while people were celebrating IR team’s loss against the US.
He died an hour ago in the hospital#MehsaAmini#FIFAWorldCupQatar2022 pic.twitter.com/0bDz7dp9lr
— Pouria Zeraati (@pouriazeraati) November 30, 2022
Samak was not alone in celebrating the Iranian team’s loss, as some Iranians viewed the loss as a defeat for the tyrannical Iranian regime, which has murdered hundreds of protesters in recent months following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the government’s security forces in September after they viewed her as violating the country’s Islamic dress code for women.
ABC News notes that per Human Rights Activists in Iran, hundreds of protesters have been killed and thousands have been detained since protests began.
Even in Iran’s capital, Tehran protesters chanted anti-government slogans after the Iranian team lost, according to the Daily Mail. “A video shared online by Kurdish activist Kaveh Ghoreishi showed a Sanandaj city neighborhood at night with sounds of cheering and horns blaring after the United States scored,” The Times of Israel noted.
In Amini’s hometown of Saqez, people cheered the Iranian team’s loss, according to Iran Wire.
Earlier in November, Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper for the Iranian team, was arrested for protesting in Tehran; roughly one week later, a player for the team, Voria Ghafouri, who had been dropped by the team before the World Cup, was arrested for “insulting the national soccer team and propagandizing against the government,” Iranian state media reported.
After Ghafouri was released, he thanked the soccer team for facilitating his release, saying, “I wish success for the team in its match against the U.S. I hope the national soccer team players perform their best.”