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Iranian TV channel censors Roma badge during Champions League coverage

  • An Iranian state TV channel blurred out a part of Roma’s badge during coverage
  • Viewers noticed the Capitoline Wolf’s teats on the badge had been censored
  • The mythical wolf’s nipples on the badge appeared to be inappropriate for TV
  • Barcelona went on to beat Roma 4-1 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday evening

An Iranian state television channel bizarrely blurred out a section of Roma’s badge during coverage of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie with Barcelona.

Football fans watching Iran TV’s third channel noticed on Wednesday that the producers had purposely censored the Italian side’s crest during the studio intervals.

The Giallorossi badge portrays a female wolf having its teats suckled on by Rome’s mythical twin founders Romulus and Remus superimposed on to a red and yellow background.

An Iranian TV channel blurred out part of Roma’s badge during Champions League coverage

However, it appears Roma’s badge was a little bit too much for the TV show’s producers as the backdrop behind the presenter showed off the blurred out wolf’s nipples.

The move attracted ridicule from viewers on social media after it had been spotted. 

Iranian sports journalists Mehdi Rostampour wrote on his Telegram channel: ‘In 3,000 years, Remus and Romulus were only deprived of their mother’s milk, but Iran’s state broadcaster deprived them of even a wolf’s milk.’ 

Roma went on to lose the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Barcelona 4-1. 

Roma players train in front of  an uncensored version of the club's crest

Roma players train in front of an uncensored version of the club’s crest

Luis Suarez scored Barcelona fourth as they beat Roma 4-1 in the first leg  on Wednesday night

Luis Suarez scored Barcelona fourth as they beat Roma 4-1 in the first leg on Wednesday night

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