IRAN: Nation mourns death of Nasser Hejazi, soccer hero and regime opponent

Throughout Iran on Wednesday, sports fans wore black shirts in mourning and shouted out the name of Iranian soccer hero Nasser Hejazi. who died of cancer on Monday.

“Hejazi mardomi [Hejazi of the people],” they cried out  in Tehran’s massive Azadi Stadium.

People wept as an ambulance carrying his body drove around the stadium as part of the tribute to one of the country’s most beloved athletes. His wife stood next to the goal post as his son Atila walked to the pitch amid thousands of fans huddled together


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