Religious Headgear Gets Another Play in Professional Basketball

The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) made it a rule two decades ago that religious headgear cannot be worn during a game. Recently, however, there has been concern that it is a discriminatory rule despite FIBA’s reasoning behind it being for safety issues. That reasoning has been refuted by star athletes like Breanna Stewart and Kenneth Faried. FIBA has told the playing rules committee to come up with a way where the headgear can be worn safely during a game. The rule banning religious headgear is set to be changed in a meeting in May. Details are in this article from USA Today. (David)

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