UK football fans and players distance British Muslims from supporting England in the European Cup

12 June 2012

Nooruddean Choudry of the Guardian, in his piece explains why racist motives included in the celebrations of the England fans and racist accusations against the team members make it difficult for British Muslims to support the national team. Choudry argues that references to the Crusades in England fans celebrations, which has been associated with bloody campaigns against Muslim lands in the name of Christianity, has indeed distanced Muslim fans from supporting the national team.