Muslims have been reminded they are not permitted wittingly or unwittingly to wear football jerseys which display images of crosses, liquor brands and devils.
Johor Religious Council adviser Datuk Nooh Gadot has said wearing such jerseys were forbidden in Islam.
“It is as if Muslims are worshiping and exalting the symbols of other religions. Islam does not compromise on this matter, regardless of whether it is worn for fun, fashion or sport. This is dangerous. We shall not worship the symbols of other religions or the devil.”
Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria, who agreed with Nooh, said although Islam did not forbid its followers from participating in sports or dressing up, it has to be done within the boundaries of Islamic law.
Crosses feature on the strips of Brazil, Portugal, Serbia, Barcelona and Norway, while Manchester United leads the pack by actually bearing the “Red Devil” slogan on its team crest.