Do you remember the witty Viola from She’s The Man? She disguised herself as a man in order to play football, because she wasn’t allowed to do so as a girl. And while such things usually don’t happen in real life, four Iranian footballers have apparently decided to do some She’s-The-Man style disguising in order to play football.
According to Mirror, four female footballers from Iran’s national women football team got kicked out after it turned out they were actually male. The official report states that the men were awaiting gender-change operations. Thus, they were promised a chance to return back to the team once they undergo the surgeries, but until then they are banned from playing in the national team.
It’s quite difficult to say how exactly the four managed to pass for women long enough to be accepted into the women’s team, but Mirror states that all female football players will have to be gender checked now before signing to a club and that random check-ups will be carried out at the training field.