Sadia, remembered? When you first made the team, asking about your head scarf and if it would be a problem. I didn't hear back from them and assumed it was fine. I felt more confident when Mariam made you this new outfit. But... The ref is telling me that it doesn't comply with tournament rules... So...you can't play unless you change.
All I heard was: Can't play Can't play Can't play
Part of the permission form you signed said you agreed with the terms and conditions of the league. There's no way around this, except for Sadia to take off her head covering.
What should she do? Watch from the sidelines? She's been looking forward to this tournament all year!!
That's not possible!!!!!!
What's going on? Is everything ok?
No way! That's not fair!! Your outfit is totally regulation!!
The official says my outfit is against regulations...(mumble
I wished I could crawl under the bench. I'd never been embarrassed about my religion before, and I still wasn't. I wasn't embarrassed to ve Muslim, but it was humiliating to be treated differently because I was Muslim.
They aren't letting Sadia play!! (Mariam shouted back)
What's going on? (Josh shouted)
Let her play! Let her play! Let her play!
Our team took a vote! We won't play until Sadia plays too!!! We forfeit the game if we have to.
Thanks, you guys. (said it tearfully)
Ref tells me that the other team has agreed to let you play.
We weren't going to let that happen. (Jillian piped up)