Recently Carlos Queiroz, the Portuguese head coach of Iran national football team, have interviewed with BBC Persian. The British channel usually broadcast news and stories which are not in favor of Islamic Republic and the officials of Iranian government fire the activities of this channel.
In these situations, the Queiroz’s interview with BBC Persian about the latest conditions of Team Melli in Asian World Cup Qualifications has made local authorities angry. Carlos Queiroz only discussed issues related to football, but Iranian lawmakers and president of Persepolis FC have asked Queiroz to give a clear explanation for his job.
“BBC Persian has hostile policies against Islamic Republic and talking to this channel is among Iran’s red lines and no one should cross this line. Currently Queiroz is serving for Iranian people so he should follow Iranian rules in this subject. The authorities of Football Federation must pay attention to this matter and summon Carlos Queiroz.” Rapporteur of Parliamentary Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy Seyyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini said.
However, base on the bylaw of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Carlos Queiroz has not violated any rules. “I have not yet heard his interview with BBC Persian.” said, Ismail Hasanzadeh, the head of the Iranian football federation’s disciplinary committee.
On the other side Mohammad Royanian, former commander of IRGC and current president of Tehran based club Persepolis FC, accused Queiroz of talking to an “alien” channel. He informed that his club is going to file a complaint against Carlos Queiroz over his interview in FIFA.