The Brazilian Women's National Team's Plane Delivers Political Message

The Brazilian Women's National Team's Plane Delivers Political Message
Shannon O'Connor
Shannon O'Connor

Image Credits: CNN-News 18

"No woman should be forced to cover her head,” and “No man should be hanged for saying this," read the Brazilian Women’s National Team’s airplane as it landed in Brisbane, Australia, for the Women’s 2023 FIFA World Cup, Tuesday July 4.

Brazil landed 20 days before their first match against Panama on July 24, in Adelaide. The World Cup is set to begin on July 20.

The tail of the plane depicted images of Mahsa Amini and Amir Nasr Azadani, Iranians who had been arrested for protesting against the country's mandatory hijab law.

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Amini died in police custody this past September after being arrested for allegedly violating the hijab law and her death sparked country wide protests.

Azadani, a former Irani footballer, currently holds a 26-year prison sentence after being arrested for also protesting against the Irani law.

The message delivered by the Brazilian National team comes after FIFA banned the ‘One Love’ armband. Any player that chooses to wear the unapproved ‘One Love’ band, will be carded or removed from the pitch, reported the Guardian.

FIFA will offer eight other arm bands that support "approved" causes, says the organization's twitter. The bands offered are: Unite for Inclusion, Unite for Indigenous Peoples, Unite for Gender Equality, Unite for Peace, Unite for Education for All, Unite for Zero, Unite for Ending Violence Against Women and Football is Joy, Peace, Love, Hope and Passion.

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