Waive an Innocent Athlete's Ban

Waive an Innocent Athlete's Ban

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Soccer Fan started this petition to AFC (Asian Footbal Federation)

The 30-year-old forward, who has scored four times in the last three games in the competition, received the ban after making a slant-eyed gesture to television cameras after scoring against Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in the quarter-finals on Wednesday evening.
Was it the best way to celebrate? No
Could it be misunderstood as a racist reaction? Yes,
Was it then a racist reaction to deserve this ban? No,
He was doing that before in the Persian Premium League. He was not referring to any race (Uzbeks), but just remind himself of his nephew, who has small eyes every time he scores.
The frustration we have is because this decision was made overnight before Persepolis was going to face Al-Nassr in Asian Champions League Semi-Final.
Everybody knows that Arabs have an extremely strong influence in AFC & FIFA . This rushed decision to ban a player without a proper investigation sounds more racist than the celebration this player had! The reason is that he was going to be the striker against a beloved Arab team in 2 days.
We want this ban to be waived ASAP. On behalf of Persian football fans, we also would like to apologise Uzbeks people if Alekasir's celebration was misunderstood and upset them.

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