Posted by: The Source on Apr 06, 2010
According to the following article on Sport24.co.za, Iran's girls football team has been kicked out of the Youth Olympic Games because FIFA rules prevent players wearing an Islamic head scarf.
Note that in principle I am not a supporter of anything Fifa does at all. I am also not a Muslim, in fact I am a Christian and even I can see the problem with this.
Across the globe Fifa is waving around this message that football brings people together. It is a game for the world to enjoy and it spreads a message of peace. So how is kicking a team out of the tournament based on them wearing Islamic head scarves supporting this ideal they are trying to promote?
Their(FIFA’s) rules state: "basic compulsory equipment must not have any political, religious or personal statements.”
OK, so this only applies to Islam I gather. We have enough proof of that. How many times have we seen a player score a goal and then cross himself (Roman Catholic). How many times have we seen players scoring a goal and then hold their hands together in prayer whilst looking up at the sky sending up a quick thank you prayer?
Now look at the following images:
David Beckham has a tattoo suggesting Christianity
These girls are clearly praying before the match, or reciting a dark spell
This is a clear message from Kaka (Brazilian player)
We need a new world order
Fifa is becoming a company that is trying to govern everything and everyone. Looking at cricket we had several players wearing crucifixes and head gear that are symbolic to their religion. Nobody has a problem with it.
A few years ago the Bulls won the Super 14 down at Kings Park and Jaco van der Westhuizen ran around with a T-shirt proclaiming his faith in Jesus. He was supported in doing so by not only his team but his country.
Here comes Fifa and they are trying to dictate to a country what that they are not allowed to wear head scarves, even if it is part of their religious culture. Fifa demands respect for its laws and regulations but cannot show respect for laws that are older than its own organization.
They dictate financial policies to countries hoping to host the World Cup. They take over advertising rights and do as they please.
And what do we do? We comply.
The only thing they need to do is start their own religion and get it over with.