07 Jun '11, 7pm

#FIFA bans Iranian soccer women team for wearing hijab on the pitch - #LMAO

#FIFA bans Iranian soccer women team for wearing hijab on the pitch - #LMAO

The Iranian women's soccer/football team was banned from playing in an Olympic qualifier match, ending their hopes of competing in the 2012 Olympics. The reason, says the Guardian , was because of their uniforms, which, in accordance with Islamic dress code, requires that their bodies be fully covered, including their hair. The Iranian football team's uniform, with long-sleeve and long-pants tracksuits, neck warmers and head coverings, breaks FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) rules, according to a football federation official, a Bahraini national. The AFP reports that, following the official's decision, photos of the Iranian women's team players in team standing around their country's flag were shown on Iranian TV. These are FIFA's rules for the 2012 Olympics: "Players and officials shall not display political, religious, commercial or personal messag...

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