ISIS Threatens 80 Lashes for Wearing Adidas Manchester United Shirts

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A Manchester United shirt at Old Trafford, Manchester, August 9. ISIS has reportedly forbidden the wearing of Nike and Adidas strips. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty

ISIS extremists have forbidden the wearing of football strips made by sportswear companies Nike and Adidas.

The new rules were issued by ISIS’ Hisba religious police in Al-Furat province in Iraq, according to The Mirror.

Jerseys from clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid come under the category as they are manufactured by the two sportswear giants and are, therefore, banned.

Any citizen caught breaking the rules faces 80 lashes.

This comes just weeks after the extremist group banned football referees from one of its strongholds, because they officiated games based on FIFA rules rather than Sharia.