The Iran Football Federation has threatened to deal with team players who take selfies with female fans.
The Iran’s men football team is currently in Australia for the finals of the Asian Cup.
“Players are not allowed to pose for selfies with female fans,” Ali Akbar Mohamedzade of the IFF’s Disciplinary Committee said.
“They [the women] may later use these photos for political ransom against our country or sue the players for harassment. If the players refuse to act according to our clear instructions then we will be left with no option but to deal with them.”
“In some of the selfies that our players have taken with the fans we can see they appear next to people whose appearance we regard as being against our moral principles,” Mr Mohamedzade said.
“I have therefore had to contact the national coach and questioned him about this issue and he has explicitly denied having agreed to posting of such selfies on social networks.”