Moving the Goalposts | ‘It’s brutal’ – how French football’s hijab ban is affecting Muslim women
This week we speak to the activist Shireen Ahmed and the lawyer Marion Ogier about the fight to end the ban on the hijabWelcome to Moving the Goalposts, the Guardian’s new (and free) women’s football newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version once a week, just pop your email in below.The women’s game is built on a foundation of work, sweat and tears all over the world to get us to where we are now – record-breaking audiences, professionalism and steady growth in interest. However, there are still an enormous amount of obstacles to overcome and one of them is the ban on Muslim women wearing the hijab in connection with football in France. This is not just about France, though, it affects how the world views female Muslim players – professional and amateurs.