The Iranian national team defeated Cambodia at the 2020 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers yesterday at Azadi Stadium and managed to defeat the Cambodians by a heavy defeat of 14-0.

But what made this game an important game globally and attracted much media attention around the world was the presence of Iranian women in the stadium to watch the match.

The presence of Iranian women at the AZADI staduim and Iran's overwhelming victory over Cambodia sparked a backlash. One of the most controversial was the tweet that gary Lineker, a former England national football legend and star, shared on Twitter.

gary Lineker wrote on his tweeter:

It was after the tweet was released that many users reacted to it and noted that it contained sexually explicit and offensive stereotypes. The reaction was so high that Lineker eventually decided to delete it from his Twitter account.