Charlotte Bibby | Muslimah Sports Association
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Muslimah Sports Association

July 2017


I went in the car from London to watch this team of women play in Maldon. What I found really interesting was the way all of them dealt with the prejudices they faced; with incredibly dark humour. It was a very white-populated area, and at one point during the match one of the competing team members called one of the women on the MSA team a “terrorist” and rather than starting a fight, the girls joked about it, and on the way back played loud Arabic music, screaming as we drove down the streets joking about people thought they might be kidnapping me. I’ve never had to deal with prejudices and outright hate like this myself, but it’s been really eye-opening observing how different people deal with it in different ways.


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