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when the quebec soccer federation banned players from wearing turbans on the highly dubious grounds they pose a saftey risk, preventing sikhs in the province like aneel samra and rasnamjeet singh ahluwalia (pictured) from playing, a team of fourteen year olds, none of whom are sikh, took it upon themselves with the support of their parents and coach to defy the ban by sporting turbans donated by a local laval temple at the players’ request. june 8 2013

june 15 update: after FIFA’s governing body weighed in on the controversy, the quebec soccer federation has reversed it’s ruling

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    They wore patkas so sikh kids could play
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