Report: Sikh Fans Were Denied Entry To Chargers Stadium Because Of Their Turbans
Last week, a group of four Denver Broncos fans are claiming that a security guard at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego prevented them from entering the stadium until they removed their turbans.
Three of my buddies, they had turbans on, and it was like, you guys got to take the turbans off,” Mahli said. “It’s bad, I mean, this is embarrassing for me, because we are Americans at the end of the day. And we are not supposed to be afraid of fellow Americans.”
According to Mahli, shortly after his friends left their car to enter the stadium, another tailgater called the police to report that three turbaned men were moving stuff around in their trunk:
A tailgater took a photo of a bomb-sniffing dog checking Malhi’s vehicle. Police told 10News the dog cleared the car. Malhi said they had simply put a bag in the car after realizing they weren’t allowed to take it in the stadium.
Sikhs are frequently confused for radical muslims by racist hate groups who don’t understand that Sikhism has nothing to do with Islam. Just days after the stadium incident, a Sikh temple in San Diego was vandalized when somebody spray painted the word “ISIS” all over it.
“Everybody kind of confusing us with the turbans, because what you see on TV is mostly the terrorists they wear turbans. But our turbans is different, our faith is different our beliefs are different.”
H/T Bleacher Report