London, 8 Sep - On Wednesday, a day after female lawmakers were permitted to attend the World Cup qualifier against Syria, the website of Iran's main stadium was hacked. This came with a demand that women be allowed to watch football matches.
During Tehran's Azadi stadium last-minute equaliser by the visiting team, at least two female lawmakers were present. This is believed to be the first time Iranian women were allowed to watch a men's match since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
ISNA news agency reported on the next day that the stadium website had been hacked, and a banner appeared for several hours across the front page, saying, “Let Iranian women enter their stadiums”.