Muslim athletes are banding together to ensure their faith is respected and stop incidents like Paul Pogba’s at Euro 2020 happening

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  •  new charter has been drawn up to encourage support for Muslim sportsmen and women.
  • Muslim athletes face unique challenges in sport, such as training and playing during Ramadan.
  • Incidents like Paul Pogba having beer placed in front of him at Euro 2020 highlight the need for education

A charter described as the “first of its kind” has been launched to ensure the faith of Muslim soccer players and other athletes is respected both on and off the field.

The Muslim Athlete Charter, which was launched by non-profit organization Nujum Sports, aims to challenge organizations in the sporting world and encourage progress in supporting Muslim sportsmen and women.

There are currently 250 Muslim players across the top four leagues of English football, including high profile names like Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, and Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané

The charter includes elements such as ensuring Muslim players have appropriate places to pray, making sure that Muslim athletes are allowed to fast without judgment or impediment during Ramadan, and informing non-Muslim players that alcohol is forbidden in Islam.

Other elements of the charter include the provision of Halal food and Muslim players being allowed to attend midday prayers on Fridays.

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