Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

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Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

Gazella Bensreiti said an arena security guard told her to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national anthem with her school choir at a Denver Nuggets basketball game on Nov. 5. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Pepsi Center, called the encounter a “misunderstanding” and said the guard didn’t recognize that Bensreiti was wearing a hijab.

Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

Gazella Bensreiti said an arena security guard told her to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national anthem with her school choir at a Denver Nuggets basketball game on Nov. 5. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Pepsi Center, called the encounter a “misunderstanding” and said the guard didn’t recognize that Bensreiti was wearing a hijab.
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