(PORTLAND, OREGON, 2/18/20) — The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today applauded Major League Soccer today for the development of their new fan code of conduct.
CAIR-Oregon worked with Major League Soccer on the development of the new code which now bans abusive or discriminatory signs and allows for inclusive symbols like the Iron Front flag to be displayed.
In a statement, CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan said:
“With their comprehensive process in crafting their new fan code of conduct, Major League Soccer (MLS) showed how to be a leader in professional sports. These changes will make MLS games a more inclusive environment for all marginalized groups. We believe this is a new model of engagement in professional sports, and we hope that other leagues will follow their path. We were honored to work on these substantive and necessary changes with the Timbers Army, Independent Supporters Council, Gorilla FC, and the Emerald City Supporters.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan, 626-502-8450, email@example.com