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Iran arrests 2 World Cup fans over celebratory video

Several World Cup fans uploaded a YouTube video of themselves singing and dancing in celebration of Iran's national team.
By Kate Stanton   |   June 23, 2014 at 7:06 PM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, June 23 (UPI) -- Iranian officials have reportedly arrested two World Cup fans who recorded a YouTube video of themselves singing and dancing to a song by London-based band Ajam, "Gole Iran," in tribute to the country's soccer team.

The state-run IRNA agency said Monday that Police Chief Col. Rahmatollah Taheri described the video as "vulgar."

In a similar incident last month, Iranian authorities arrested six people for participating in the worldwide "Happy" video trend.

Tehran residents had uploaded a YouTube clip of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams' infectious pop hit. The city's police chief reportedly claimed that the "obscene" clip had "offended the public morals."

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