French retailer Decathlon cancels plan to sell sports hijab

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Sporting goods chain canceled its plans after public outcry in France, though supporters of hijab say it allows women to be active part of society.

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French sporting goods chain Decathlon has canceled plans to sell a runner's hijab in France following a public outcry and opposition from some politicians who called for a boycott, reports Deutsche Welle.

Decathlon official Xavier Rivoire told the RTL broadcaster on Tuesday that the Muslim headscarf designed for runners would not be sold at its stores in France for the time being.