Sosha Makani handed six-month ban by football federations morality committee over photo of him wearing yellow trousers
A professional footballer who has represented Irans national team has been suspended for six months from domestic competition after a picture surfaced online showing him wearing what has been described as a pair of SpongeBob SquarePants trousers.
A committee in charge of policing the morality of Irans football federation imposed the ban on Sosha Makani, a 29-year-old goalkeeper with Tehrans well-established Persepolis club, after it deemed his flamboyant pair of bright yellow trousers inappropriate.
Sosha suspended for six months because of yellow trousers, read the headline of Varzesh3, an Iranian sports news agency. SpongeBob [trousers] cause six-month suspension for Sosha, said the online news agency Asriran.