Muslim Bayern players refuse to hold beer in annual photo shoot

Two Muslim players from German soccer giant Bayern Munich refused to hold glasses of beer during the annual promotional photoshoot, due to their religious beliefs.

As part of a partnership with local brewery Paulaner, Bayern Munich players appeared holding a glass of beer while donning traditional lederhosen.

Senegalese Muslim player Sadio Mane and Moroccan Muslim player Noussair Mazraoui both refused to hold beer, sports briefs reported.

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Mane sat up front, while Mazraoui stood next to Jamal Musala in the third row.

The players’ decision was widely praised across many social media outlets.

The players refrained from posing with the alcoholic beverage as it goes against Islamic religious beliefs.

Islam takes an intransigent position in banning intoxicants. It prohibits Muslims from drinking or even selling alcohol.

The general rule in Islam is that any drink which makes people intoxicated when taken is illegal, both in small and large quantities, be it alcohol, drugs, fermented raisins or something else.

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