According to ISIS commanders, football referees will not be allowed at local football matches because their rulings 'do not judge according to what Allah has revealed'
According to UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Isis had branded the rules of international football “illegitimate” and drawn up a list of rules detailing how injured players can be compensated under Sharia law.
ISIS also introduced a rule which allows an injured player to claim compensation or seek revenge.
A player told SOHR:
“We’re lucky because the football we play does not run using Fifa’s name – then the organisation [Isis] would have stopped games once and for all and not just refereeing.”
Smoking, satellite dishes, dancing, watching foreign television and private internet access have also all been banned byISIS and anyone who disobeys will be met with punishments such as flogging, shooting, beheading and burning.
ISIS bans football referees in Syria because they enforce ‘laws of Fifa not Sharia’ Reviewed by Junaid Kehinde on 10:12:00 Rating: