Sahar Khodoyari, an Iranian female football supporter, has set herself on fire in protest of being arrested. Her only crime was to attend a match of her beloved team. After succumbing to her injuries, her story is now known all over the world.
The Latakia Derby, Tishreen against Hutteen, known as one of the middle east's most fierce rivalries, with two fanatic sets of fans. Earlier this week it took place as part of the city's 'Love Festival'. It didn’t feature a lot of love between the two sides, but it did shed light on a greater phenomena: Syrian football, that lives on under severe circumstances.