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In this June 16, 2015 photo, East African Muslim girls practiced basketball in their new uniforms in Minneapolis. Muslim girls who play sports have challenges that go beyond the sporting. Their new culturally sensitive uniforms, designed by the girls, address worries over tripping on a long, flowing dress, or having a loosely wrapped hijab come undone during a crucial play. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Basketball's governing body will now allow players to wear turbans, hijabs and yarmulkes


The governing body of the sport of basketball, FIBA, has created a rule allowing basketball players to wear headgear corresponding to their religious faith during games, reports Time

Players will be able to wear turbans, hijabs, yarmulkes after a 20-year ban on such garments was initially imposed due to safety concerns. 

The rule was passed by FIBA at a congress in Hong Kong on Thursday. The rule will go into effect on Oct. 1. 

"The new rule comes as a result of the fact that traditional dress codes in some countries which called for the head and/or entire body being covered were incompatible with FIBA's previous headgear rule," said FIBA.

There are, however, some guidelines for said garments. Headgear will be permitted if it's black, white, or the same dominant color as a team's uniform. It also must not cover any part of the face entirely or partially and have no opening or closing elements around the face and/or neck.

The decision has generally been met with praise on social media. 

Actually, a lot of praise. 

Twitter wasn't having the Sunny Co. Clothing bathing suit photo. Not one bit.

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