A viral video shows a male volleyball coach using a clipboard to 'high five' Iranian female players after a triumphant win. The celebration happened a
A viral video shows a male volleyball coach using a clipboard to ‘high five’ Iranian female players after a triumphant win.
The celebration happened after a match between Iran and America as part of the Global Challenge tournament in Pula, Croatia.
Footage starts with six Iranian players on the court passing the ball between them after America serve.
Female players on the bench hit the board instead of giving their male coach a high-five. It is frowned upon for men and women to engage in physical contact if they are not related in Iran
Another female player hits the clipboard as players rush onto the court to celebrate their victory. The match was between Iran and America
After three strong passes, a player on the left hand side of the court spikes the ball over the net and onto the other side.
Their opponents scramble to block the attack, but Iran clinch the victory in the match on July 19.
As the crowd erupts in cheers, their coach triumphantly punches the air with his fist in celebration.
The clip starts with a serve from American players. A player on the left hand side of the court then spikes the ball over the net and onto the other side
Players on the bench jump up to cheer for their winning team as their coach triumphantly punches the air with his fist
The players seated on the bench stand and cheer as their coach turns around celebrate with them.
But instead of extending his hand for a high-five, video shows him presenting a clip board for the female players to hit.
Physical contact between men and women who are not related is frowned upon in Iran.
Players from the Iranian female volleyball team rush together to celebrate their victory. The match was part of the Global Challenge tournament for under 18 and under 23 teams
Women were banned from watching male football matches in stadiums since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Iranian women who bought tickets to watch a football match between Iran and Syria were stopped when they tried to enter the stadium and were brutally attacked by the state security force in May this year.
Syrian women, however, were allowed to enter.