Elnaz Rekabi said her hijab accidently fell off when she was competing.

Those against Iran's dress code applauded Elnaz Rekabi, 33, after video of her breaking it

during the Asian Championships in South Korea surfaced.

Friends were unable to get in touch with her, according to a Monday report

On Tuesday, she apologised for "making everyone scared" in an Instagram post and said that she was leaving for home.

My head covering unintentionally fell off due to poor timing and the sudden need for me to mount the wall, it said.

She was returning to Iran "with the team

Since Mahsa Amini passed away last month while being held by the police, Iran has been engulfed in violent protests.

The nation's morality police had jailed the 22-year-old for improperly donning a headscarf.

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