Tell Nike NOT to politicize the World Cup, and reverse their discriminatory decision

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Last week, Nike announced their decision to refuse cleats to the Iranian World Cup team, Team Melli. Nike’s actions single out the Iranian people and politicize an event that should be unifying the world, not further dividing us. If Nike won’t end their boycott, we stand ready to boycott Nike.

Tell Nike NOT to politicize the World Cup, and reverse their discriminatory decision:
Events like the World Cup provide a unique opportunity for nations around the world to rise above political disputes and come together.

Iranians around the world are proud to rally behind Team Melli against Nike’s unjust targeting, and show that Iran’s athletes deserve equal recognition in this internationally celebrated event.

We’ve teamed up with other Iranian American organizations including Aftab Committee, Iranian Alliances Across Borders, Iranian-American Bar Association, and United For Iran asking Nike to set aside politics and revert back to their original plan to provide players of Team Melli with cleats. Sign the petition here.

Sign the petition

Thank you!

Mahsa Payesteh
Outreach Director



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iraj iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
Boycott Nike's products and sign the petition.
"Iranians around the world are proud to rally behind Team Melli against Nike’s unjust targeting, and show that Iran’s athletes deserve equal recognition in this internationally celebrated event"
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Ash_ Ash (@Ash_) replied to iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
I wish Iranians were as eager to boycott the sham elections of the Islamic Republic as they are enthusiastic to boycott some foreign shoemakers.

Petty.
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vahabhakimian Vahab Hakimian (@vahabhakimian) Pinned comment
Discrimination, and hate crime based on politics, not race. Is there a difference?
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Ash_ Ash (@Ash_) replied to Vahab Hakimian (@vahabhakimian) Pinned comment
Hate crime?

It's funny that a bunch of glorified foreign shoemakers can snub an entire nation, and even more amusing that Iranians seem to be outraged at this. Looks like people have lost their sense of proportion, and don't realize where their places in the world are.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
Iran is facing Morocco team this Friday. Go Iran!
Iran's coach Carlos Queiroz:
"Nike should come out and apologise because this arrogant conduct against 23 boys is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary."
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