The hijab has been a controversial subject in the world of sports for some time, with numerous athletes being banned from wearing these pieces while playing sports. Only more recently have professional competitions started to lift these regulations. Up until 2014, for example, FIFA didn’t permit athletes to compete with hijabs on.
Nike recently announced it is releasing the Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim female athletes. Many took issue with the hijab — believing it is oppressive toward women.
#Nike but I’m not going to support the oppression of woman in anyway, shape or form,” Twitter user Brian Fraser tweeted. “Congratulations, @Nike for normalizing the oppression of women through the Pro Hijab. Disgusting,” Connor R. Kenney wrote.
Many people started a boycott against Nike, they are saying ‘I will never buy from them again’.
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