A French gay soccer team says its members were victims of homophobia when a team of Muslim players refused to play a match against them.

The Paris Foot Gay team (PFG) claims it received an e-mail from the Creteil Bebel club canceling a match. “Because of the principles of our team, which is a team of devout Muslims, we can’t play against you,” the e-mail said, according to Paris Foot Gay. Paris Foot Gay said in a statement that it asked the amateur league to sanction Creteil Bebel. Zahir Belgarbi, identified as a spokesman for Creteil Bebel apologized if “anyone felt upset or hurt.”

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