ISIS bans football REFEREES for following FIFA rather than SHARIA LAW
ISLAMIC State has banned referees from football matches for following the rules laid down by Fifa instead of Islamic law.
By KATIE MANSFIELD
The terror group outlawed the officials in the Syrian city of Al May?d?n in one of their most bizarre moves yet.
Members of the jihadi security forces have warned every football ground owner in the region.
ISIS claims the decisions made by referees during football games “are not respecting Allah’s orders” and are “illegitimate”.
The group are said to have claimed that instead of handing out red cards, under Sharia law injured players should punish the player who hurt him.
Commanders have drawn up new rules explaining how injured players can be compensated.
Under the Qisas system victims can exact revenge or claim compensation.
ISIS used their own courts to push through the new law.
The ban comes just days before the start of the football season in the ISIS stronghold in the eastern province of Deir al-Zur.
Players are said to have welcomed
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