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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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Emma

Maybe they should support Manchester City or Bolton Wanderers.

7/29/2010 5:45:58 PM

Brenz

I am in favor of everything herein.

7/29/2010 6:44:34 PM

Sisyphus

Wow. Islam obviously doesn't have a leg to stand on if the logo of a sub par football team can threaten it.

7/29/2010 9:38:27 PM

Priestling

as I've recently gotten into proper footie lately thanks to a Norwegian friend of mine... I find this hopelessly funny.

7/29/2010 11:44:30 PM

Panz

If having a charicature of the devil as a mascot "erodes your faith of Islam", what's that say about your faith?

7/29/2010 11:53:08 PM

John_in_Oz

This explains why Fundies are so crazy! They think religion and football are the same.

7/30/2010 2:00:17 AM

Eden

Well, never adhere to the devils of other faiths... we have our own islamic ones.
And often they come disguised as clerics or political figures

;)

7/30/2010 2:42:09 AM

CG

Does this go for A.C. Milan as well?

7/30/2010 4:32:08 AM

Xotan

Idiocies enunciated by idiots.

If I were a believer, then I would have to assume that anyone who put stumbling blocks on MY path to whatever deity I worshipped was a devil. That especially includes clerics of whatever hue.

7/30/2010 5:11:00 AM

Anon-e-moose

"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."

Man Utd. is the biggest, most famous, richest, and thus the most powerful football club on the planet. Thus they have a legal department.

What's to stop it's chairman Sir Bobby Charlton from taking legal proceedings against the Malaysian government, via it's own legislature, to force you to accept that the Red Devil logo on their shirts isn't of the 'Devil'?

Via the same method, they've forced the Chinese government to stop factories illegally manufacturing replica Man Utd shirts. And said factories were state owned ones.

Your call, Malaysian govt.

7/30/2010 7:16:50 AM

Yama the Space Fish

Malaysia, shut the fuck up.

7/30/2010 9:28:32 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

If you're worshiping an emblem on a jersey, something is seriously wrong with you.

7/31/2010 12:22:39 AM

London Jew

Well, obviously Man United *are* of the devil. They've got that much right, at least.

7/31/2010 5:10:34 AM

louislois

You feel your religion is threatened by a cartoon devil?

What a funny little belief system you have!

7/31/2010 12:14:58 PM

blayzekohime

Does any holy book actually depict the devil or any demon looking like that? I know in the Bible he was suppose to have been the most beautiful of the angels.

8/2/2010 2:24:24 PM



Blasted Liverpool fans...

9/23/2011 4:23:31 AM
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