[Background: Manchester United Football Club has a devil as its logo]
Manchester United shirts have been banned in Malaysia after the red devil crest was labelled "dangerous and un-Islamic".
Thousands of fans have reacted angrily to the decision by Muslim clerics - with some accusing them of supporting Premier League arch-rivals Liverpool.
Despite the Old Trafford side having an estimated 81 million followers in Asia, one senior cleric said: "You are only promoting the devil."
"This is very dangerous. As a Muslim we should not worship the symbols of other religions or the devils," another added.
"It will erode our belief in Islam. There is no reason why we as Muslims should wear such jerseys, either for sports or fashion reasons."
Malaysian muslim clerics, Sky News 66 Comments
[7/29/2010 3:43:05 AM]
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