A football club has apologized after a charity was told they could raise money on match days but only 'if it had nothing to do with Muslims’.
The ILM (International Learning Movement) charity regularly ask sports clubs if they can attend matches and raise money at the ground for the charity.
In a correspondence, an ILM employee asks Ashville Football Club, “I am a worker at ILM UK based in Blackburn. Our aim is to provide aid to the poorest people in the poorest countries.
“I am writing today to ask permission if we are able to do any collections on match days outside of the stadium. The money raised here will help are different projects that we are currently doing and will provide the poorest with the aid and essentials of life providing them with happy and healthy life as everyone has the right to live. I will leave a link in the email so you can access our website.”
A reply from Cheshire based Ashville Football Club says, “Hi yes we are interested as long as it has nothing to do with Muslims.”
The charity has complained to both the Cheshire FA and the Football Association, who are now investigating.