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Muslim AFLW star responds after withdrawing from match over pride shirt

Haneen Zreika of the Giants warms up during the round three AFLW match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Source: Getty image

Giants A-F-L-W player Haneen Zreika [[hah-NEEN ZRAY-kuh]] has broken her silence on her decision to sit out her club’s match against the Western Bulldogs. The first Muslim athlete to play in the AFLW, she says it was a difficult choice to refuse to wear the 'Pride' jumper on religious grounds. The decision has been supported by a number of her teammates and the Australian National Imams Council, who have praised her for the way she handled the situation. Read more here.

GWS Giants VS Melbourne Demons at Giants Stadium in Sydney, Friday, March 21, 2020.
Haneen Zreika of the Giants contests the ball with Maddison Gay of the Demons during the AFLW semi final 2 match.
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