In late 2016, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar was banned from competing in the Sugar Bert Boxing National Championships in Florida — but she wasn’t banned for misconduct or breaking the rules. Instead, she was banned for a uniform code violation: wearing her Islamic headbag aka hijab and full bodybag attire.
Allure The 16-year-old is a young Muslim woman who regularly trains while wearing in leggings and a hijab. But according to the officials in the USA Boxing and the International Boxing Association, that was enough to disqualify her from the competition for a uniform violation.
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