A Muslim athlete says she was banned from competing in a high school volleyball game because she was wearing a hijab.
Najah Aqeel, who attends Valor College Prep in Nashville, was prevented from playing in a match by a referee who claimed her hijab broke “uniform rules”.
According to Cameron Hill, Valor College’s athletic director, the referee refused to let Aqeel participate, saying her hijab broke National Federation of State High School Associations rules and she would have to request permission to compete from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.
The rule states that "hair devices made of soft material and no more than three inches wide may be worn in the hair or on the head”.
Najah Aqeel, 14 years old, disqualified from her high school volleyball game outside of Nashville, because she didn… https://t.co/EwQSiYLv8f