Iran Suspends Two Soccer Players for Butt-Grabbing

Butt-slapping is common among players. It shows appreciation for a job well done. It’s quick and seemed not to show any malice.

This incident is different though. Two soccer players in Iran were banned from entering and playing in any stadium in the country after grabbing their teammates’ butt during goal celebrations.

Mohammed Nosrati of Persepolis squeezed the backside of teammate Sheis Rezaei while the Tehran team’s players celebrated a goal against Damash Gilan. After Persepolis scored again in the 3-2 victory, Rezaei returned the squeeze that he got by squeezing an unidentified teammate behind.

Do you think the penalty was harsh or a butt-grabbing incident?