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Update: Soccer ban on Sikh turbans leads to backlash against Quebec
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By RON CSILLAG
c. 2013 Religion News Service
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TORONTO (RNS) Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is having national repercussions. Earlier this week, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for instituting the ban on religious head coverings, such as turbans, keskis and patkas. Then the Ontario Soccer Association withheld travel permits for 20 Ontario teams scheduled […]