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  • Iran football team loses to US
  • Iranians celebrate team's loss calling them regime representatives
  • Iran exits FIFA world cup

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In some regions celebrations took the form of collective honking in what is being dubbed as "Iran Revolution" against their regime.

Scenes of jubilation were witnessed in protest engulfed Iran after country's football team faced defeat by the US at the ongoing FIFA world cup.

The celebrations are contrary to what is usually expected of fans after their team loses a match. But here in Iran, people condemn the team for its participation in the international football tournament, and have deemed the players as part of the theocratic regime.

The viral videos show anti-regime protesters dancing in circles, cheering following their team's loss.

In some regions celebrations took the form of collective honking in what is being dubbed as "Iran Revolution" against their regime.

The protesters have time and again questioned footballers' intent to play citing the tumultous times they are experiencing in the wake of protests against hijab law.

While Iran's national football team in its show of soldarity for protesters at home refrained from singing the national anthem before their opening match against England on November 22.

Some Iranians supported the move, while some called the football team as regime representatives.

The last time Iran won a world cup match against US was in 1998. With this loss, Iran has exited the FIFA world cup.

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