A Muslim Cleric: Malaysia Won’t Ban Manchester United Jerseys

Islamic authorities in Malaysia say soccer uniforms with devils, crosses or skulls promote the “wrong value,” but that doesn’t mean Manchester United jerseys should be banned. Recent reports said Muslims have been urged not to wear the Premier League club’s shirts because its emblem features a red devil holding a trident. The team is sometimes referred to as the Red Devils. It was also reported that Muslims in Malaysia were forbidden to wear similar jerseys of other international teams. “We just advise people not to wear this,” Harussani Zakaria, a cleric from northern Perak state, told The Associated Press on Friday. “Satan is for us our enemy … It’s the wrong value. Satan is always bad.”

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