The Canadian PressJune 7, 2013 14:22
MONTREAL - The Canadian Soccer Association says a provincial association has no right to ban turban-wearing children from playing.
The organization is wading into a controversy over the Quebec Soccer Federation's decision to restrict turban-wearing Sikhs from the pitch.
The Ottawa-based organization says it is currently discussing the matter with the provincial body, as a top priority, and it expects the position to be revised.
"(This) is the governing body for the sport in the country," a Canadian association official, requesting anonymity, said Friday.