As Muslims begin their annual fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief, the world’s football governing body FIFA posted a controversial tweet which has set Twitter agog.
Using their official Twitter handle, FIFA tweeted: "Happy and blessed #Ramadan from FIFA to all Muslims around the world."
In a swift, some other users who seem to be Christians queried the world’s football governing body if they will do the same at Easter and Christmas.
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The issue of religion has continued to spark lots of controversies among football faithfuls.
NAIJ.com reported in April that a Muslim cleric from Saudi Arabia told FIFA to ban Christian players from making the sign of the cross while celebrating a goal. Islamic scholar Mohamad Alarefe wants the world’s football governing body to make a law prohibiting players from tapping their stomach, chest, left shoulder then right shoulder to make a cross.