Iran Central Asia

Iranian controversial football commentator suspended

Iranian state-run TV Chanel “Shabake-ye-Varzesh” has suspended a football commentator after he deployed sky sport’s wrong starting line-up for Real Madrid-Levante encounter.

commentator Alireza Alifar, nicknamed “Sarhang” meaning colonel for his career as a policeman, has attracted attentions in recent years with his controversial comments during football matches, including his personal version of goal shouts “tooye Darvazed” (on the net).

Many believe he wants to be viral in social media through his weird comments and now Shabake-ye-Varzesh suspended him to find out why he named an Iranian player Jalal Hosseini in Levante’s starting XI against Real Madrid.

But Alifar claimed that found the line-ups on the sky sport website and thought Hosseini has moved to La Liga’s side from Persepolis.

“Yes, this is my fault but I found the line-ups on sky sport website and didn’t have time to double check. Nobody says nothing to me about suspension yet. I just talked to the producer and sent him the documents.” He said to