I’ll admit it… it took me awhile to come up with a male alternative to “junk in the trunk”.
Now that I have that out of the way, it turns out that eight players on the Iranian national women’s soccer team are rockin’ both an X and a Y chromosome.
As reported by Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart.com, the famously repressive Iranian authorities apparently don’t have much of a problem with guys becoming girls. Even those caught mid-stream.
The news broke after an Iranian official, Mojtabi Sharifi, admitted that “[Eight players] have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations.”
Soccer authorities ordered all members of Iran’s team to undergo gender testing. The names of the males in the team were not identified.
“Gender change operations are legal in Iran according to a fatwa – or religious ruling – pronounced by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution,” the Telegraph reports.
The revelation is nothing new for Iran’s female teams. The problem has been extant for a decade, at least. Rumors abounded in 2010 that members of the female team were men and the nation’s soccer authority introduced random gender checks in 2014 after members of the women’s team were revealed to be men.