Iranian fans, who wanted to take the old Persia flags , were stopped by security officers. Many were barred from waving Iran’s ancient flag with the Lion and Sun emblem or a simple three-color flag with motto of the current wave of protests – Woman, Life, Liberty.
More than 22,000 free tickets -- about 7,000 per match --have been provided for the country’s cherrypicked supporters to go to Qatar from Iran.
Masquerading as “cultural agents,” these people are mainly in charge of populating the stadiums carrying the regime’s flags or symbols and even harrassing Israelis.
Source: Iran International