July 11, 2009

WHETHER OR NOT HE HATES SOCCER, SOCCER HATES HIM:

'Keep God out of football' - Fifa tells Brazil's soccer superstars (Daniel King, 12th July 2009, Daily Mail)

Football’s governing body has sparked controversy after disciplining the Brazilian team for overt displays of Christianity during a match.

Stars including £56million Real Madrid forward Kaka and captain Lucio revealed T-shirts with devout slogans such as ‘I Belong to Jesus’ and ‘I Love God’ during the Confederations Cup final last month.

Now Fifa has risked accusations of being ‘anti-religious’ by reminding Brazil of its guidelines banning players from making displays of a personal, religious or political nature on the football pitch.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2009 9:49 PM
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