who knows ?!
30 years ago an oldman said something and some idiots are still following it.
even if we accept Israel as an enemy, (Iranian teams played many times against Iraqi teams during that bloody 8 years war 1980-88) still nobody knows what's the benefit of forfeiting match against them !!?? ironically it happens mostly in sports that Iran is much superior and can win easily !
Once, Persian emperor freed the jewish people from Babylon and gave them money to rebuild the temple of Solomon. Persian empire was state without slavery, unlike Sparta, the biggest slave city in Greece, the most cruel and with no art, poetry or beauty whatsoever. Where is this attitude now?