Call it ignorant. Call it dumb. Or just plain stupid! Some people in positions of “power” have their heads so far up their derriere that they literally have sh*t for brains.
Juashaunna Kelly, a high school track star has been disqualified from a meet because officials said the custom-made outfit she wears to conform to her Muslim faith violated competition rules.
Juashaunna Kelly, a senior at the District of Columbia’s Theodore Roosevelt High School, has the fastest mile and 2-mile times of any girl runner in the city this winter. She was disqualified from Saturday’s Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet.
Kelly was wearing the same uniform she has worn for three seasons while running for Theodore Roosevelt’s cross-country and track teams. The custom-made, one-piece blue and orange unitard covers her head, arms, torso and legs. Over the unitard, she wears the same orange and blue T-shirt and shorts as her teammates.
The outfit allows her to compete while adhering to her Muslim faith, which forbids displaying any skin other than her face and hands.
“It’s not special,” Kelly said. “It doesn’t make me perform better.”
But meet director Tom Rogers said Kelly’s uniform violated rules of the National Federation of State High School Associations, which sanctioned the event. Uniforms are required to be “a single-solid color and unadorned, except for a single school name or insignia no more than 2 1/4 inches,” he said.
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Unbelievable!! What are your thoughts?
6 thoughts on “Muslim Athlete Disqualified Over Uniform”
That’s sport or politic?… don’t give up….
I think it is ridiculous and outrageous. This disqualification is obviously a powertrip of some sort. Do you think she would have been disqualified if she were wearing the one piece for medical reasons?
This is total BS. Why have they allowed her to participate previously? I hope they get sued.
This situation is highly suspect for a couple of reasons. First, she competed in previous meets in the uniform without issue. Second, according to the article, “has the fastest mile and 2-mile times of any girl runner in the city this winter”.
There is a hater amongst us!
Hi chocl8t, I agree with you about hate…
so many nature disaster happen and trouble us then we help each others but why when the time we can compete and share for good activities must be happend like that way…
Please share love within us…