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Why is the Man Utd badge censored on Iranian TV before the PSG clash

The Manchester United clash with Paris Saint-Germain is broadcast in hundreds of countries around the world.

And of course, each country will have its own way of presenting the presentation with different experts and presenting styles.

But the coverage of Iranian television will be different from most for a very interesting and attractive reason.

Since 1973, Manchester United has been carrying a devil on his ridge.

The image and design have been slightly adapted since the 1970s, but the overall appearance of the badge remains largely the same.

Prior to the boat with the devil, the 1972 Manchester United crest contained only one ship still visible today, representing the Channel Ship.

Iranian television uses an old badge of Manchester United

It is this badge, last seen in 1972, Iranian television broadcasts this Tuesday.

The image from the TV studio showing the badge in the background was shared on Twitter by confused fans looking for answers.

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The answer, however, is quite clear. Satanic characters are banned in Iran, and Manchester United's red devil is under this umbrella.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Iranian television censors a football badge.

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The flag of Roma, showing rommel and wolf racism, is censored in 2018.

At that time Iranian sports journalist Mehty Rostampur wrote: "After 3,000 years, Remus and Romulus have been deprived of their mother's milk, but the Iranian state operator has even deprived them of wolf milk.

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