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England striker Wayne Rooney was blocked from discussing his religious beliefs by a Football Association official at the World Cup.
Rooney had offered an insight into his Catholic faith by explaining why he wears a prominent cross and rosary beads around his neck when he's not playing. He said: "I've been wearing them for about four years now and you don't usually watch training (to see them.) I obviously can't wear them in games. It's my religion."
That prompted a further question.
But Mark Whittle, the FA's head of media relations, interrupted Rooney in the off-camera briefing by saying: "We don't do religion."
Originally posted by On the level
But if he was a Muslim it would either be applauded or would be allowed without question. Again double standards was are free to follow which ever religion we wish, idiots and civil servant wannabes at the football federation should hold their forked tounges.
Originally posted by Quickfix
Religions shouldn't have a place in the world since most controversies were because of religions.
Originally posted by name pending
..what does religion has to do with sports?