A feminine fan who disguised herself to infiltrate the male-only domain of a football stadium in Saudi Arabia has been crimson-carded, a police observation bought on Sunday says.
women and men are strictly segregated within the kingdom, and soccer stadiums are out of bounds to women.
but one feminine supporter managed to sneak right into a Friday fixture of the Abdul Latif Jameel Saudi skilled league at Al-Jawhara stadium in the purple Sea metropolis of Jeddah.
She wore men’s clothes “and intentionally covered her head so as to not be detected by using security and not to attract attention,” police spokesman Atti al-Qurashi said within the observation.
A video posted on YouTube purported to indicate her sitting by way of herself amongst some empty seats in a piece reserved for fans of the touring Al-Shabab membership from the capital Riyadh.
a man nearby appears to be looking closely on the lady who sported glasses and black apparel. She seemed to be wearing a large hat with a scarf in Al-Shabab’s black and white colors for the fit in opposition to Jeddah’s Al-Ittihad.
Qurashi mentioned the presence of the woman, who sold her ticket online, was “towards the regulations”.
He didn’t tricky on whether she would face any prices but mentioned her case “has been forwarded to the specialised authorities.”
He also “demonstrated the want to conform to the instructions and laws issued by way of the official authorities in regards to this subject.”
Saudi women, required to cover from head to toe when out of doors the home, nonetheless want permission from a male guardian to work and marry.
eating places are divided into “family sections” and separate areas for single men.
Saudi Arabia can also be the sector’s only usa which does now not enable girls to force, and those who problem the ban risk arrest.
The extremely-conservative Salafist tradition of Islam is predominant in the kingdom, where it applies to each non secular and political life.
Al-Shabab won the match 1-zero.