Petition Against The Unfair Disqualification Of Iranian Heavyweight Boxer Ali Mazaheri

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Created August 1, 2012 by Shervin

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We, the undersigned, are outraged by the unfair and unsubstantiated disqualification of Ali Mazaheri in his boxing match against Cuba’s Jose Larduet Gomez (1st August 2012), at the London Olympic Games 2012. We demand a rematch and the immediate expulsion by the IOC and AIBA of the referee responsible – Frank Scharmach – for his disgraceful conduct and the destruction of Ali Mazaheri’s sporting dream.

“It was a fix… It was a set up… I’ve never seen anything like it in my life” – Ali Mazaheri

Ali’s claims are not without foundation. The world of boxing is no stranger to match fixing: in September 2011, the BBC uncovered WSB America’s plans to guarantee Azerbaijan two gold medals in the 2012 Olympics, in return for £5.9m.

On 2nd August 2012, AIBA suspended Frank Scharmach for five days for his decision to disqualify Ali. This is unacceptable. Try comparing that to the four years (at least) of Ali’s life that were dedicated to preparation for the Olympic Games. Due to Ali’s age, it is unlikely that he will ever be able to participate in the Olympic Games again.

We, therefore, must not allow one rogue referee to shatter Ali’s dream. We cannot allow his hard work to have gone to waste at the hands of the incompetent Frank Scharmach. People like Scharmach have no place in the Olympic Games.

To AIBA: five days is a mockery - it is simply not enough. We demand no less than a rematch - reverse Scharmach’s decision immediately and give Ali back his dream.

There are currently 1294 signatures for this petition:

  1. Maryam Aghili RUSSIAN FEDERATION

    I really hope they do something about this. a 5 day suspension is an actual JOKE. That ref should never be allowed to see a boxing ring again. and whatsmore the olympic officials should apologize to Ali Mazaheri as they have stood by and watched a young man lose his dreams. utterly DISGUSTING!!!

  2. Maral

    DISGUSTED !!!!!

  3. maral

    SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!!

  4. Armaghan Mirzaei FRANCE

    Stop these unfair judgments.

  5. Mrs Ensieh King UNITED KINGDOM

    I watched this boxing live and I am not fun of boxing. In my opinion since Ali Mazaheri was taller than the cuban boxer the unfair Frank Scharmach accused of Ali holding on to him which he was not. I feel the referee should not ever be allowed to judge for anybody else because he is not fit to judge. Olympic game must be free of prejudice but in this case it was not. My question is who is the real decision-maker? One person????? I do not think so. This action needs to be investigated thoroughly for other countries sake.

  6. Masoud Anabestani ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

    olympic isn’t a place fo zion.

  7. Kamran NETHERLANDS

    IOC = MAFIA
    FILA= MAFIA
    SHAME ON FILA AND IOC
    SHAME ON MAFIA VERSIONS OF FEDERATIONS

    THEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM OLYMPICS GAMES IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE OF UNFAIR JUDGEMENT AGAINST ATHLETS

  8. romel mirza UNITED STATES

    it was an unfair decision made by the referee.

  9. romel mirza UNITED STATES

    This was an unfair decision!

  10. seyed mahmoud mousavi

    Terrible judgment !!! The competet should be repeated.

  11. REZA

    THIS OLYMPIC GAME WAS NOT FAIR PLAY.
    ALL OF THEM WAS UNDER POLITICAL EFFECTED.

  12. Adolf Peters UNITED KINGDOM

    Politically motivated bullshit.
    A shame for Germany.

  13. Angel PHILIPPINES

    I am a fan of Ali that is why I am so affected of this issue that he was disqualified.

  14. Farzin UNITED STATES

    Obviously you can’t expect much from mafia organziation.The international Olympic Committee(IOC) and the World Cup-sponsoring International Federation of Association Football(FIFA),both of which have been charged with corruption at their highest levels, have been granted virtual gatekeeper duties by global political organizations, most notably the united Nationas, to ascertain what nations enjoy international recognition and which do not.This is according to Wayne Madsen article published by PRESS TV.

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