The Canadian Press

2013-06-01 | Soccer Turban Ban

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The Quebec Soccer Federation upheld a ban against players wearing turbans, the religious headgear worn by Sikhs men and boys, for safety reasons. It also cited FIFA, soccer's international governing body, which doesn't specifically allow turbans. Brigitte Frot (FROH'), the Quebec association's director general, said if Sikh kids wanted to play soccer while wearing a turban, they could play in their own yard. (The Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation until it reversed its decision. On June 15th, the QSF lifted the ban a day after FIFA temporarily authorized the wearing of male head covers at all levels of Canadian soccer. After the QSF reversal, the Canadian Soccer Association welcomed the organization back into the fold.)

Date: 2013-06-01
Placeline: LAVAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

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