France: Muslim Player Benched for Not Wearing Pro-LGBT Jersey

18:32 - May 19, 2024
News ID: 3488404
IQNA – An Egyptian Muslim football player of Nantes has been dropped from the next game of the team due to not wearing a controversial jersey.


Egyptian striker, Mostafa Mohamed, has been excluded from the squad for the match against Monaco, scheduled for today, Sunday, due to his refusal to wear a jersey supporting LGBTQ+ rights, citing his religious beliefs as a Muslim.

The French league had dedicated this matchday to promote its initiative against homophobia.

This is not the first instance of Mohamed facing consequences for this stance; a similar incident occurred last year when he refused to wear the LGBTQ+ themed jersey against Toulouse and was fined, “” reported.

Despite the controversy, Mohamed has had an impressive season, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for Nantes.

Same-sex relationship and marriage are totally prohibited in Islam, Christianity, and all divine religions.

Islam teaches that believers should neither do the obscene acts nor in any way indulge in their propagation.