In September , the new main stand at Anfield was completed and a multi-faith fans' prayer room was included in the redevelopment. This was not only in response to the diverse needs of the Liverpool fan base, but also in response to a previous experience for Bodi and fellow solicitor and Reds' Muslim fan Abubakar Bulla in Images of both Bodi and Bhula praying at Anfield caused a storm on Twitter with one Liverpool fan tweeting "Muslims praying at half-time at the match yesterday.
Liverpool were swift to distance themselves from that comment and condemned the tweet, as did other Liverpool fans on social media.
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Looking back, Bodi and Bulla wonder if those fans who had a negative view on their praying are now the same fans cheering loudly as Muslim striker Salah smashes in another goal and breaks another goal-scoring record, all celebrated with an on-field prostration to his faith. Its success can be judged by the fact that it has been outgrown with many more people wishing to use it than it can accommodate at any specific time. In east London in October , during a game between West Ham and Manchester City, a small group of home Muslim fans - with no prayer room available - tried to offer their Maghrib sunset prayer on a concourse under the main stand at the club's former home Upton Park.
Videos later emerged on social media of the group suffering horrific racist and Islamophobic abuse. Spurred into action, and to avoid any future misunderstandings, the club ensured that their new home, London Stadium, would have a multi-faith prayer room. Over in the West Midlands, the borough of Sandwell has been described as one of the most deprived areas in Britain. Hard-working white and ethnic minority communities live and work here in a catchment area for West Bromwich Albion. A season ticket holder, Rawlins embraced Islam in He likes the Salah video, and is well positioned to empathise with fans' understanding on all sides while saluting the performances of Albion's own Muslim players.
He is so well received, his bravery in the games has been inspiring and as a result the fans love him. I have his name on the back of my shirt and he is definitely a conversation starter. In quick time Rawlins, a manager at the Ministry of Justice who also plays semi-professional football, has achieved a greater knowledge and understanding of Islam than many born into the faith.
In his office, the year-old is happy to share his knowledge on Islam when he gets asked questions by his fellow workers. They ask many questions which I'm happy to answer. If I don't know the answer, I find out and get back to them," he said. Away from the top-flight teams, community based clubs need their local fans to turn up and support their team, and if that club is located in a predominantly Muslim community, Rawlins urges them to also attend matches.
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But I think everybody loves the fact that, unlike some other football clubs, we have that global pulse. Moore and his family moved to Marford, near Wrexham, in the s. Moore played club football most Saturdays and became a PE teacher in North Wales to share his passion for sport. I was so embarrassed. The following summer, he made a first and fateful summer visit to the US to teach soccer, sparking a lifelong love for the US. So I did. That brought him to the attention of French football boot firm Patrick, which wanted to expand in the US.
Kevin Keegan wears the shoes, Michel Platini wears the shoes. Armed with a bag of shoes and the gift of the gab, he racked up 60, miles a year in his branded Toyota Camry, selling in California and Arizona by cold-calling sport shops whose numbers he found in directories in phone boxes. I moved up to San Francisco, which now other than Liverpool I regard as my home city. Moore became president of Patrick in the US four years later, but found himself frustrated as the firm lost ground to rivals. It meant a move to Boston, 2, miles away, but he soon realised the move was the right decision as he swiftly rose through the ranks.
Reebok badly lost, but it was fascinating being right on the inside of fighting for relevance and prominence. After nine years, another headhunter called and asked if Moore knew anything about video games. And they look at the sneaker business and see a link with the young teenage market. And if you can sell sneakers you can sell video games.
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