“Until the international organization approves a design, colour and material for headscarves during matches, “scarves of all sorts” will remain banned, said Gatineau’s director of tournaments…”
Until I find the design, colour, material to frame the narrow and unconscious thought processes of the organization that allowed this ban, decisions of such sort will be considered silly and harmful to sport participation until then.
Nine-year-old Quebec girl pulled from soccer tournament for wearing hijab
A nine-year-old Gatineau, Que., girl who refused to remove her headscarf was forced to stand on the sidelines as her team played — and won — the final match of a soccer tournament.
The order came just days after the International Football Association Board voted to lift its hijab ban based on the fact “there is no medical literature concerning injuries as a result of wearing a headscarf,” the organization stated on its website.
Rayane Benatti was told to take off her headscarf for safety reasons, but she refused.
“It made me feel very sad,” she said. “I love soccer.” (Photo: Bruno Schlumberger/Ottawa Citizen)