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No Scantily-Clad Cheerleaders? Iran Is Ruining The FIBA Championships For Everyone

In the interest of “cultural sensitivity,” “special arrangements” were made and members of a cheerleading troupe were forced to wear black leggings and oversized t-shirts for their performance during the FIBA World Championship game between Iran and the United States in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday so as not to offend the delicate and conservative sensibilities of Iranian dignitaries in attendance.

Said Patrick Baumann, secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (via Universal Sports):

“We want entertainment to be part of the basketball game. If it needs a little bit of adjustment that is fine with us,” he told a news conference.

“It is a balance between respecting the culture and making sure basketball delivers all the pace, excitement and entertainment that goes with the World Championship.”

What? No proactively-dressed cheerleaders dancing in an overtly-sexual manner? What exactly is the point, then? You know what? I don’t want to live in a world where¬† it is unacceptable for gals to shake their moneymakers to Top 40 hits in a sexually-charged manner, much to the delight of the horndoggers in attendance. With that in mind, I guess I should not go ahead with that job transfer to Yemen, huh?

Cheerleaders cover up for Iran vs. United States [Universal Sports]