On Twitter people were outraged by this action. After the game, FC Utrecht player Nacer Barazite was interviewed by FOX Sports reporter Hélène Hendriks. On the sports channel, people could see live how Barazite refused to shake hands with the reporter.
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Hendriks wanted to thank him for the interview, but the player was not coming forwards due to his religious convictions. Hendriks realized this too late and said: “O yeah, I don't give you a hand, that's right.” Many people on social media were offended. Hendriks later reacted on the controversy on Twitter: “I personally don't have issues if a player refuses to shake hands with a woman due to his faith.”
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