Acc.to the media reports a Sikh student in the US state of Pennsylvania was allegedly removed from a high school-level football game by a referee for wearing a turban.
The incident occurred on Sept.26th when the high school student was playing against the Conestoga High team, said officials of Marple-Newtown School District.
The referee did not allow the player onto the field as he was wearing the turban.
The referee reportedly cited National Federation of High School Soccer rules that state: “Illegal equipment shall not be worn by any player. Types of equipment which are illegal include, but are not limited to helmets, hats, caps or visors.”
Marple Newtown School District officials were informed about the incident and have opened a probe to find out if the player’s religious rights were violated by the decision.