Colorado girls’ soccer team takes stand against hijab ban

Divine Davis tweet

Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on headscarves, allowing female Muslim players to wear hijabs while playing soccer. But that didn’t stop high school soccer referees in Aurora, Colo. from prohibiting Samah Aidah to play with her head covered.

Last week in response, the Overland High School girls soccer team took an inspiring stand in support of their teammate and her freedom of religious expression by donning headscarves representative of Aidah’s hijab. With more than 40,000 retweets and favorites so far, teammate Divine Davis’ photo of the team in headscarves is making a loud statement about equality.

PolicyMic, 17 March 2014