The reports says security guards couldn't track down the culprit. But according to the same report, a black hat was also thrown at the Iranian president in front of many onlookers.
If it's true, the irony won't be lost on most Iranians. After all, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George Bush became something of a hero among Iranian hard-liners, and several shoe-throwing contests have since been held in Iran.
One of the many bloggers who've already commented on the Ahmadinejad incident was mindful of that fact, noting that "any politician who supports shoe throwing at his/her rival should expect that one day a show will be thrown at him/her."
-- Golnaz Esfandiari