FIFA rules in favor of banning Hijab

Because it’s “not safe and endangers the player” , hmmmm, can anybody explain to me how it’s dangerous, I can’t believe this is happening in Canada.

MANCHESTER, England – Soccer’s rulemakers decided that no player can wear a head scarf on the field.
The International Football Association Board was asked at its annual meeting Saturday to rule on a decision to ban an 11-year-old Muslim Canadian girl from playing in a tournament near Montreal last weekend because she was wearing a head scarf.
“If you play football there’s a set of laws and rules, and law 4 outlines the basic equipment,” said Brian Barwick, chief executive of the English Football Association, which is one of the IFAB members. “It’s absolutely right to be sensitive to people’s thoughts and philosophies, but equally there has to be a set of laws that are adhered to, and we favor law 4 being adhered to.”
Maria Mansour said the ejection humiliated her daughter, and she hoped IFAB, the branch of FIFA in charge of rules, would be sensitive to the issue.
“The decision is disappointing because … IFAB should clarify and be more sensitive to these cases,” said Maria Mansour, the girl’s mother. “I truly think they should have (overridden) what Quebec’s rule is. (Asmahan) is still hoping that Quebec will remove that rule someday so she will be able to play (in Quebec).
“There’s nothing that has been accomplished.”
Law 4 lists the items a player is entitled to wear, and head scarves are not mentioned. Goalkeepers are allowed to wear caps and protective head guards.

More links:
Yahoo news
Charest supports soccer referee’s ban of hijab (A campaigning Quebec Premier )
Canadian Muslims rally against hijab ban (CBC news)

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4 Responses

  1. That’s ok, to take care of this, the Islamic nations should have an All women soccor tournament where women should only be dressed in Hijab. Make enough money to Make FIFA drool and then just mandate what ever they wont

    I’ve seen Soccor players with a Sikh turban .. I think Hijab is not that far from it

    But seriously, how can a girl play with Hijab on? Wouldn’t it get toooooooooooooooooooooo Hot?

  2. Qwaider: It’s left to the referee to adhere to this rule or not, in Ontario for example this rule is not followed, that’s why Muslims in Quebec are outraged.

    I wouldn’t know how hot it would be, I guess she is used to it, it’s her coice in any case.

  3. That is a funny/sad news! Why would Fifa matters of whether someone wears hijab in the field or not?!! It is absured.

    In the other hand, I can’t see how a woman wearing a hijab would like to play football infront of many men!

    This world is so weird!

  4. The Observer: I wish all muslims are like this little Girl and her family, religion does not stop her from doing what she loves.

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