Iran executed champion wrestler Navid Afkari on Saturday despite widespread pleas to spare him, prompting angry reactions from Iranians at home and abroad on social media platforms.
#نوید_افکاری— Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi) September 12, 2020
It pains me to say we didn’t do enough to save #NavidAfkari. Our job must now be to hold the Islamic Republic authorities accountable for this travesty of justice. I am devastated for his mother who pleaded for our help. I’m so sorry that we couldn’t save Navid. pic.twitter.com/NsfO9Y0iV9
1/ Our hearts are broken. Islamic Republic murdered #NavidAfkari, an innocent man for the crime of protesting. When I talked to his mother, she had hope the world could save his son. He was a wrestler. Our demand is for the world to ban Islamic Republic from international sports. pic.twitter.com/Uln18GzOFa— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) September 12, 2020
They murdered Navid.— Kaveh Shahrooz کاوه شهروز (@kshahrooz) September 12, 2020
Kick this regime out of the @Olympics. Kick them out of @FIFAcom.
Kick them out of all sporting competitions.
Make them the international pariahs they deserve to be. #NavidAfkarihttps://t.co/UTbyLEXhqi