Why Are Soccer Hooligans Wearing Niqabs?

Soccer hooligans in Sweden have taken to wearing niqabs, face veils mandated for women in some Islamist societies, to avoid detection from police, reported news website Heat Street.

Since fans were recently banned from wearing masks at games by the government, soccer fans have found a loophole that allows for the wearing of religious dress.

Pictures from a weekend game show fans with niqabs waving a banner mocking the new law saying, “Thanks for the loophole.”

The law was intended to stop violence between fans from rival teams, which escalated last year when a fan wearing a mask charged the pitch and attacked a rival goalkeeper.

Take a look at our guide to Islamic clothing for women.