Could Christian Pulisic‘s goal in the USMNT’s victory and consequent elimination of Iran (1-0) be eventually remembered as another stepping stone in the Iranian people’s revolution against its current regime?
Even though the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps allegedly threatened the National Team’s players and their families after they didn’t sing along to their national anthem during their first WC game, citizens across different regions of the Persian nation have cheered Iran’s downfall in Qatar 2022.
Videos have surfaced online of the unimagineable: people across various cities in Iran openly celebrating the country’s early 2022 World Cup exit after a loss to the United States.
According to videos shared by expat Iranian journalist Farzad Seifikaran, of Radio Zamaneh, many in Iran are openly celebrating Iran’s fall in Qatar 2022 and yelling pro-American chants.
Pro-USA celebrations in Tehran
An entire apartment complex in the Eram neighborhood of Tehran celebrated the loss of the Iranian team against the United States. As lights flicker and people whistle, a woman can even be heard yelling “America! America!”
Fireworks set off in the city of Sanandaj
Another video shows fireworks being set off in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj, in the western region of Iran. The elation of people in the streets is apparent.
Cars block traffic and vuvuzelas sound in Saqqez
In what is likely the most impressive of all the videos shared, in Saqqez (also in the Kurdistan region), cars block traffic and honk, vuvuzelas are sounded, and hundreds of people openly celebrate in the streets.
The memory of Mahsa Amini lives on in Iran
The death of Mahsa Amini on September 16th of 2022 sparked protests never seen in Iran’s recent history. The young woman who died under suspicious circumstances after for not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards started a massive social protest across the Asian nation.