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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
reply to post by confreak
Studded boots are there for a very important safety reason, already pointed out to you.
Everybody wears football boots. Only a small minority wear head scalves.
Studded boots are essential to the game. Head scalves are not.
What part of this non-issue are you struggling with? Or are you trolling? I can't figure it out.
1 - Iranian regime likes to take stabs at organizations like FIFA.
2 - Iranian regime wants to be an example for Muslims worldwide.
If religious people want to play sport, then they need to put their religion to one side for 90 mins....
Originally posted by buddha
I was disappointed at first for them.
but they just cover there Hair!
what's the big deal?
they must have been told the rules.
they could have just taken them off.
it is a political statement.
"Why are they covering their breasts, what is the big deal?"
Originally posted by confreak
I agree that FIFA can make what ever rules they want, if people oppose those rules, they shouldn't play, or stop opposing it.. Or wait for the rules to change and change should be encouraged by the opposition of the rule.
When I say they shouldn't play, I don't mean they shouldn't play soccer anymore, I say they shouldn't play in FIFA tournaments anymore.
Iran is making a big deal out of this issue mainly because they think bigotry is involved. I agree with Iran, but Iran hasn't threatened to invade FIFA for banning head scarves, rather Iran refused to play as expected, they
have other tournaments which they can play in.
The Iranian Women's team already plays in West Asian Football Federation Championships and have come second twice, considering that the Iranian women's national football team was only established in 2005, they are doing pretty well.
Originally posted by blupblup
FIFA is the law when it comes to football and FIFA are as corrupt as they come... I don't like FIFA, but I don't like them because they are corrupt, not because of the laws of the game.
If you don't play in FIFA tournaments then you don't really play in "proper" football tournaments... believe me, the English FA would have left FIFA by now if this weren't the case.
There is no bigotry though, there is the the exact opposite.... there is Equality.
I'm sure the women would much rather play without the scarves.... it's pretty hot I'm sure running around in that heat.
This is something that FIFA should not back down on.
So in the Women's FIFA affiliated tournaments, since this ban has been implemented, have women worn these head scarves or not?
Or is this the first tournament since the ban became effective?
Originally posted by CatInABox
Any grament worn loosley around the neck presents a choking risk and or may create offence if tampered with in a religous context. Logical ?