Looks like we have a new female Muslim Australian Football team—the Auburn Tigers from Auburn, a suburb of Sydney.
The Auburn Tigers began last year as a Muslim club and the boys’ side won the fourth division premiership in its first season. The women only began this year, prompted by the urging of the NSW AFL multicultural officers. They will have a female coach and have asked the Tigers’ male side to keep away on their training nights and game days.
On the cultural barriers to forming the team, Karra-Hassan is frank.
“Girls don’t play sport is the big one,” she says. “My dad has that attitude and it took a while for our parents to become comfortable with it. Luckily, Dad doesn’t even know what AFL footy is, but if he ever saw me get tackled I would be in so much trouble.”
Karra-Hassan says that the other women’s sides have been helpful.
Asked if the game ever gets rough, she shrieks: “Of course it does. We are from Auburn!”
We presume their arch rival is Halalabama.
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someone send them some jerseys!
“Asked if the game ever gets rough, she shrieks: “Of course it does. We are from Auburn!’”
Love these ladies!!!
Ed Lewis Fy'79 says
Do you, as I do, smell a lawsuit? Are they licensed to call themselves that? Could there be a cease & desist order? Is anybody politically incorrect enough to dare to challenge this? Would it be O.K. if the Israelis used War D**n Bagel?
Hey Ed is it politically incorrect if I say that your post is about as dumb as it gets? Because it is.
Lawsuit? They are from Auburn and they have a Tiger Mascot. I don’t think we have the corner on either of those things. Now if they were sporting the AU logo and the Mascot was a dead ringer for Aubie, then maybe. But even then, I would think it’s AUsome and I would be really embarrased if AU sued them. How ridiculous would that be!
Permissible to eat! Halabama is too funny.
This just in…..ESPN has accused them of cheating to build their roster, and there is also a huge expose coming any day now on how the entire roster is addicted to the hookah pipe.
Holy War Eagle
I wish I had not laughed at AuburnElvis’s post
TWER needs a road sign, or something from here: