Allow girls & women to play Football wearing Headscarfs
  • Petitioned Irish Football Association

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Irish Football Association
The Football Association of Wales
Scottish Football Association
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
International Football Association Board

Allow girls & women to play Football wearing Headscarfs

    1. Rahaf Owais
    2. Petition by

      Rahaf Owais

      Amman, Jordan

During youth Olympics Football Tournament in Singapore 2010, FIFA & the executive committee issued that players couldn’t not wear a headscarf - Hijab, However the players may wear a cap that covers the players heads to the hairline, but does not extend below the ears to cover the neck
Girls and Women from many countries were affected by the following decision and were not allowed to play, which was a painful moment to the players from Jordan, Palestine ,Bahrain and Iran during the Olympics Qualification Rounds 2011.
This petition was done to show the community support to women wearing Headscarfs – Hijab playing football. We need everyones support in this petition to be sent to FIFA and to hope FIFA will reconsider this decision and allow us to play with the Headscarf

خلال دورة الالعاب الاولمبية للشابات 2010 في سنغافورة،أصدرت اللجنة التنفيذية و الفيفا قرار بمنع اللاعبات من ارتداءالحجاب ، و يجوز للاعبات ارتداء قبعة تغطي رأس اللاعبة ، ولكن لا تمتد أسفل الأذنين لتغطية الرقبة.
 والفيفا ستصدر قرارا نهائيا مارس 2012 في هذه المسألة، ونحن بهذه العريضة نتمنى جمع اكبر عدد من الاصوات لنبين دعم المجتمع لسمح ارتداء الحجاب في جميع مباريات كرة القدم المحلية والدولية

 

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    • aisha khatun MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because i love football

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    • asma khatun MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because i loooooooove football and enjoy it very much and i think people should be allowed to play with what ever they are wearing

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    • Phillipa Watson HILLMAN, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't see how a headscarf can affect anything in the game

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    • kausar sacranie LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is a completely ridulous ban and shows that there is clear racism in Football by the same people that should be stamping it out.

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    • Fatima Siddiqah ODUM, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Standing up for the rights of Muslim women on reasonable fronts is necessary. Unfair prejudices need to be confronted and abandoned!

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