Row over women cancels Muslim-Christian clergy soccer match
An argument over the participation of women in a football match between Muslim and Christian clergy in Norway has led to the cancellation of the “friendly” encounter.
The BBC reports that Muslim Imams had refused to play against women because it went against their beliefs about close physical contact with the opposite sex.
But when the church decided to drop its women players, the priests’ team captain walked out in protest.
The game was meant to be an enjoyable end to a day-long conference in Oslo.
Soccer, women clergy and Imams. Oh my. Only in Oslo, I guess.