The mullahs just have to meddle. They can’t simply turn their televisions off, or not own a television — they have declared that anyone watching sports on television is un-Islamic, so now thugs wander about, beating up or killing anyone caught watching the World Cup.
Almost as crazy is the fact that some dedicated fans are still watching. I guess I can sympathize: what a world when watching football becomes an act of blasphemy. I know a few readers here are watching the games — it should give you a little more of a thrill to know that you are being blatantly un-Islamic to do so.