In 2016, controversy erupted among Malavan fans after its club CEO was quoted as saying, “We have many mouths to feed. When a storm-lashed ship is sinking, it starts unloading extra burdens.” The statement was widely seen as sexist, belittling women’s ability to play the sport equal to men.
But after a two-year absence, the Malavan women’s squad is back with a new owner. Many of the former players have returned to Anzali to company their team.
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