Flag Football Team Wears Hijabs In Support Of Muslim Teammate
West Broward, FL high school team players wore the traditional Muslim headdress to support their 17-year-old captain, Irum Khan, who has been the target of name-calling and racial slurs because of his faith.
Players wore the the colorful scarves while performing their pre-game warm-ups, though uniform regulations forced them to remove the headdresses before hitting the field.
The gesture opened the eyes of teammates like senior Marilyn Solorzano, who said she admired Kham for sticking to her beliefs.
“Everybody looked at us weird,” Solorzano told the Sun Sentinel. “I understand now everything she went through and how hard it must have been. We just wore it for one day, and we noticed the difference.”