Sports authority barred a 12-year-old from the game for wearing a religious symbol

Football Queensland, Australia, has initiated an investigation in the matter and issued an apology to Shubh’s family and Toowong Soccer Club.

Sports authority barred a 12-year-old from the game for wearing a religious symbol
Shubh Patel

Shubh Patel, a 12-year-old, was asked to leave the field of a soccer match for wearing a ‘mala’ in Brisbane, Australia. The mala made of basil wood beed (Kanthi Mala), represented Hinduism.

The member of the Toowong club stated in the media that it is against Hinduism to remove the beads necklace, The Australia Today reported. Shubh has played around fifteen matches and this was the first time he was asked to remove the mala.