Pioneering football club Lewes FC commemorate Human Rights day with scarf dedicated to Iranian fan

Sahar Khodayari, known as 'Blue Girl', has been commemorated by Lewes FC (Twitter: Kasra Naji)
16:10pm, Tue 10 Dec 2019
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Pioneering football club Lewes FC have marked Human Rights day by producing a scarf dedicated to a teenage Iranian fan.

Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire in protest of a possible six-month prison sentence for attending a football match - at the time Iran did not allow women to watch football matches in stadiums.

Since Khodayari's, also known as 'Blue Girl', death women have been allowed into stadiums for the first time in 40 years.

Lewes' commemorative scarf for Human Rights day (Twitter: Maggie Murphy)

General manager at Lewes - the first club to award pay equality to its women's team -  Maggie Murphy tweeted about the club's commemorative scarf: "For #HumanRightsDay Lewes FC has changed its colours for this one-off edition scarf  to commemorate the life of Sahar Khodayari.

"Sahar set herself alight & died having heard she may be imprisoned after attending a football match. Her crime? Being a woman.

"ALL PROCEEDS from this one-off scarf go to @openStadiums who have campaigned tirelessly & at great risk to right this wrong."

Khodayari's death has sparked huge debate in Iran (PA Images)

The scarf, price £10, is available on the club's website.

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