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[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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The Lazy One

IT'S AN EVIL THEOCRATIC CONSPIRACY TO SUPPORT LIVERPOOL!!1!!!!1

7/29/2010 8:16:45 AM



Actually, I was just thinking the lunacy of clothing restriction in Islam finally is starting to even out for the sexes - a tent for the women and no sports jerseys for the men.

(Think about it - this 1,000s of fans outrage is really just coming from the men, the "laws" are coming from the men, but the women are still completely covered.)

7/29/2010 8:19:56 AM

Musicalbookworm

If your faith is that weak, it should be destoryed.

7/29/2010 8:30:42 AM

Ken

I support the Minnesota Vikings, which makes me a Pagan, and my neighbors worship cheese, which comes from cows, which means they are the children of Hathor.

7/29/2010 8:44:24 AM

Equalist

Is there a way we can get these guys with the fundie xtians, just to watch the fun? Seriously, I think both groups would just spontaneously combust when they realized how similar they sound.

7/29/2010 9:20:24 AM

TheRowan

There are many good reasons not to wear a Man Utd shirt... I can't say that the devil is my primary reason.

Then again, by their logic I must worship tigers and seagulls.

7/29/2010 9:30:18 AM

Yama the Space Fish

Fucking Malaysia. Why hasn't Indonesia just annexed the damn place?

7/29/2010 9:55:29 AM

Reverend Jeremiah

Fucking clerics and their constant removal of basic freedoms

7/29/2010 10:13:27 AM

awitch

There was a Baptist deacon who wanted the NJ Devils hockey team to change their name back in 2005 for similar reasons.

I think the response was "Go to hell"

7/29/2010 10:32:04 AM

rw23

@TheRowan

> Then again, by their logic I must worship tigers and seagulls.

And I must worship Athena.

7/29/2010 10:33:27 AM

Old Viking

I think I'm OK for the time being. I support an obscure football club called the Fighting Amoebas.

7/29/2010 11:15:15 AM

goonerboy

Hm. I worship cannons.


Still, anything that stops there being more ManYoo fans in the world can only be a good thing, whatever the reason :D

7/29/2010 11:42:15 AM

Papabear

Don't these clerics have anything more important to do? Promote peace, house the homeless, feed the hungry? Just a suggestion.

7/29/2010 12:03:43 PM

elphada

Better tell Duke University. Home of my beloved Devils.

@PapaBear: good idea but ain't gonna happen. Must build huge buildings to the Glory!

7/29/2010 1:00:21 PM

ME

"It will erode our belief in Islam......."

So, your belief is so weak that a piece of fabric with a "devil" on it will ruin it? Wow.


7/29/2010 1:01:24 PM

breakerslion

"Dangerous and un-Islamic"

Dangerous because football fans are known to get quite physical?

Un-Islamic is a given, since the sport doesn't involve horses or guns or chessmen.

I think this one is a gimmie until the dude went off about how fragile "our" belief in Islam is.

7/29/2010 1:19:12 PM

Arrow of Tamarisk

@Porky Pine: Lol thousands. A few hundred years ago only, the Muslim empires were the jewels of the world.

Two thousand years ago, strange to report: there were no Muslims.

7/29/2010 1:21:20 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

"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."

Except it might make you look like something other than super-serious misogynist bearded wally's who occasionally find time for recreation instead of spending every waking hour either praying, declaring jihad or beating your wives!

RE: The accusation that the clerics secretly support Liverpool; ROFL

7/29/2010 1:38:30 PM

Vince

Sports or religion.

Dude, you play a dangerous game. Many people won't even have to think about that one.

7/29/2010 1:49:23 PM

Mister Spak

http://www.thegrio.com/specials/web-rundown/somali-militia-group-kills-soccer-fans-for-watching-world-cup.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5153800.stm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704575304575296732245006348.html?mod=WSJ_0_0_WZ_0_0335_RIGHTTopCarousel_13


Also, can women wear this jersey inside their mummy wrappings? The jersey police wouldn't be able to tell, unless they have x-ray vision.

7/29/2010 1:54:37 PM

Elia

Well then your faith wasn't too strong in the first place if a cartoon devil is gonna make you go off the path. Really, do these people ever stop to think of how fucking stupid they must sound?

7/29/2010 2:18:20 PM

JonnyTruant

I wanna see how they react to deviled eggs.

7/29/2010 3:12:14 PM

Colonel Boris

Must be the same Liverpool conspiracy in Saudi Arabia - the women never walk alone...
[/bad pun]

As mentioned above, plenty of other, better reasons not to wear Man U shirts.

7/29/2010 3:45:35 PM

TheJebusFire

It will erode our belief in Islam.

If a picture erodes your faith, then your faith is pretty damn week.

7/29/2010 4:27:17 PM

D Laurier.

Given that the red devil image is a christian, not islamic, motif. These clerics seriously need to return to their own faith.

7/29/2010 5:08:32 PM
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