Iran. What more needs to be said?
Okay, let’s qualify it as The Islamic Republic of Iran and that should make the following story perfectly clear.
Volleyball’s world governing body said “misunderstandings” in Iran were to blame for female spectators being denied entry to a Beach Volleyball World Tour event.
Allowing women to attend the five-day competition at Kish Island had been a condition of world body FIVB for the Iranian volleyball federation to host the men’s event.
Female fans are traditionally barred from attending male-only sports matches in Iran.
FIVB spokesman Richard Baker told The Associated Press “there were some misunderstandings with regard to security” during play Tuesday.
He said women could then watch games from a cafe overlooking the main court.
So they can watch the even from a cafe. I guess that makes it all better.