Disqualified American-Muslim athlete inspires volleyball tournament rule change on hijab

A Muslim student in the US has inspired a rule change in school volleyball regulations after she was disqualified from a match because she wore the headscarf. Fourteen-year-old Muslim freshman Najah Aqeel at Valor Collegiate Prep in Nashville, Tennessee made headlines in September after a referee refused to let her play because she wore a hijab which, he claimed, could only be granted with authorisation from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) had prohibited volleyball players from wearing hair covers without a p…

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