Saudi Women (Accompanied by Men) Allowed to Watch Super Cup Football

Breitbart | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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Chaperoned by men, thousands of women thronged a Saudi stadium Wednesday for the Italian Supercup final between Juventus and AC Milan, in a match Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini described as “disgusting.”

The female football fans entered the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in western Jeddah city through specially designated turnstiles for “families”, with solo women barred from attending.

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As Breitbart News reported, the match was hailed by Serie A president Gaetano Micciche as a “historic” contest that could drive Saudi women to take up the sport.

However other Italian politicians such as Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni joined Salvini and criticised the choice of location for the match.

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She said, “Women can only go in the family areas, not alone, because Islam does not allow it, so an Italian woman who wanted to buy a ticket to watch the game alone or with a group of friends can not do it.”

“That is disgusting. Have we sold centuries of European civilisation and battles for the rights...
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