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Carla Briscoe was “in shock” when the all-male players of a rival high school soccer team raised concerns about playing against members of the opposite sex.
The rival team, from a private Islamic high school, raised the issue during a half-time break and offered to forfeit the game rather than continue playing against a team with girls on it.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: mobiusmale
They knew the inclusive rules. If you're on a competing team do you not at least read about all who you will be facing? They knew they would come up against girls at some point. Each one of them with religious objection decided to join the team anyway.
They were noble in offering forfeit? No, they weren't... as the team they were facing needed points not just a win. The girl was noble sacrificing her own stats for the good of the team.
originally posted by: eisegesis
Looks like the status quo wins again.
I would have taken the forfeit and defended my girls right to play regardless if they were willing to sit out. That coach has wet spaghetti for a backbone.
What a bunch of nonsense.
No one is being forced to comply with Islam, and if they don't learn to adapt, they're going to have a seriously embarrassing record really quickly.
Robert F. Hall ultimately defeated ISNA 6-1, but both teams made it to Thursday’s semi-finals. The former beat Mentor College and will play Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School, which conquered ISNA.