Saturday, October 10, 2009

Threatened with possible disciplinary action, Muslim footballers agree to play gay team

Bebel, a mainly Muslim team said it would take on rivals, Paris Foot Gay (pictured), a team of mainly gay players after all, four days after snubbing them. Bebel insist it was all a "misunderstanding". reports:
Paris Foot Gay (PFG) were set to play fellow Creteil side Bebel, who are composed of mainly Muslim players last week but Bebel cried off a day beforehand, sending an email in which they regretted they could not honour the match as doing so was "against their principles". It added: "Our convictions are stronger than a game of football. Sorry to have informed you so late."s Foot Gay (PFG) deplored what they saw as a "homophobic" decision.

Today, Bebel director Zahir Belgharbi insisted there had been "a misunderstanding" and sent out a statement through club lawyer Benedicte Puybasset indicating they were indeed ready "to play the match". Mr Puybasset regretted that the matter had grown out of all proportion but local league president Jacques Stouvenel said both clubs had been summoned to a meeting next Tuesday to assess the situation, warning that Bebel could be disciplined or even thrown out of the league. READ MORE