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Saturday 10 October 2009

Muslim soccer team refuses to play gays

Posted in: International Daily News
By Daily News staff - 9th October 2009

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A Muslim soccer team in France has caused a furor by refusing to play against a team which includes gay players and promotes gay rights.

The Creteil Bebel Muslim team says playing Paris Foot Gay would go against their religious beliefs.

Both amateur teams look set for a confrontation off field after human rights and anti-discrimination organisations and the Paris city authorities condemned the refusal, branding it blatant homophobia.

Paris Foot Gay says it will sue the Muslim team for contravening human rights and equality legislation.

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