Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Hijabs have been approved by the Alberta Soccer Association to be worn by players. Muslim soccer players may wear a "sports-friendly hijab approved by the game's referee". I really don't see this as a victory of any sort; I'd like to remind my dear readers that a) it is unlikely that a hijab is a serious safety concern in soccer; and b) there has never been a hijab-related sports injury in soccer nor has this been an issue in all the years that many of these very girls have been playing soccer in Calgary. Even still; the girls and women wearing such sport-friendly hijabs are still subject to judgement and scrutiny by the referee of the day.

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