Updated: Dec 23, 2020
A Muslim athlete was disqualified from her high school volleyball match for wearing a hijab
By Alaa Elassar, CNN Updated
6:39 PM ET, Sun September 27, 2020
Najah Aqeel was disqualified from a Tennessee high school volleyball match for wearing her hijab during the game. (CNN)A Tennessee high school athlete was disqualified from a volleyball match for wearing a hijab, prompting calls for a statewide rule change.
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TSSAA Changes Rule
After demanding that TSSAA rules be more inclusive towards athletes of different religions, the TSSAA amended their rules to allow athletes to wear a hijab and any religious headwear without needing permission from the TSSAA. Click here to read more on the rule change.
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