Editorial: Banning turbans on the soccer pitch is ridiculous
There is something distinctly perverse about the obsession some people in this province have with what people wear on their heads.
The latest example in this respect is the Fédération de soccer du Québec’s arbitrary refusal to allow young Sikh soccer players to wear turbans on the province’s soccer pitches.
It follows a row that persisted for some years over female players of Muslim persuasion being banned from soccer fields if they insisted on wearing head scarves. That ridiculous ban was finally lifted last year. And since then, there have been no reports of any mishaps on a soccer field, here or anywhere else, that can be attributed to the wearing of a hijab.