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Iran officials have reportedly threatened the families of their national soccer team's players ahead of their huge game with the U.S, insisting if they don't "behave" for the contest, "violence and torture" could ensue back home...
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CNN, citing a World Cup security source, reported Monday that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps met recently with its country's players to get the point across.

Iranian players had previously shown support for protestors in their home country by refusing to sing its national anthem before its game against England back on Nov. 21. But, before their game against Wales just days later, players once again participated in the song.

According to CNN, the IRGC has made it clear to players it expects no further protests in the World Cup -- including when the team kicks off its hugely important contest with the U.S. on Tuesday ... or the consequences could be dire.

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Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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I stopped reading at CNN.
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This is the world Democrats wan you to live in.
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I wish the purple hair and soy boy brigade were forced to live in Iran for a year.
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President Donald Trump has praised an NFL ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, questioning whether such protesters should stay in the US.
He said: "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there, maybe you shouldn't be in the country."
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There's an interesting article on ESPN about the 1998 game. US coach said Iran was threatened with having their passports confiscated if they lost. Iran coach said that never happened.

I'm inclined to think it likely did.
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Certain citizens of the US love this type of tyranny.
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Yeah CNN doesn’t lie ever.
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I doubt CNN lied. In fact, I'm certain CNN thinks this was a prudent use of governmental authority.
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