I agree with the first part. An Iranian should not referee a match involving an Arab team and vice versa. I can not tell you how many times Iran was screwed by Arab referees. You should have seen the Asia Cup semifinal in 2004 between Iran and China. Now that was disgusting. That ref robbed Iran of what could have an new Asian Cup Champions title to its tally, where we would have met Japan in the final. A match we very well could have won, given how we dominated them in the group game and Iran was imo the best team in Asia in 2004. I agree Faghani was unfair in ACL final. But I have seen worse. The point is AFC should not appoint Arab or Iranian referees to matches involving Iran and Arab teams respectively.