ISIS religious police have banned football shirts in Iraq

Fans could get 80 lashes for wearing their favourite kits.

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Football fans have been receiving terrible punishments in Iraq, after ISIS religious police outlawed football shirts.

The jihadist militant group have banned shirts made by Adidas and Nike, which means Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea kits are all forbidden.

Fans seen wearing the shirts are being punished with 80 lashes in public, The Mirror reports.

The ISIS religious police Hisba have been posting messages all around the city of Al-Furat, highlighting the extreme measures.

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Wearing kits from European clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan is also not permitted, as well as other Premiere League teams Sunderland, Middlesbrough and West Brom.

The news was first brought to attention by MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM), which analyses violent extremist groups.

Suddenly, the beautiful game doesn’t seem so beautiful.

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Amal Clooney is tackling terror in the international criminal court, after filing a case again ISIS.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.