Ali Karimi

Football star accused of eating in public during Ramadan; kicked out of team

(AFP) – Popular Iranian footballer Ali Karimi, sometimes described as "the Maradona of Asia," has been fired by his club for not fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the club said on Sunday. Steel Azin FC said on its website www.steelazin.com that it was "forced to sack one of its players, Ali Karimi, for being disobedient and not fasting during Ramadan," when devout Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. Karimi, who was the Asian Player of 2004, had even "insulted officials of the (Iranian) football federation and the Tehran team's supervisor who confronted him on the issue," Steel Azin said. The player himself denied any wrongdoing. "I am a Muslim and I believe in religious questions," Karimi told ISNA news agency, also denying that he had insulted Iranian football officials >>>


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