In the statement made by the Federation, it was noted that such a campaign was launched to draw attention to full equality in sports.
The statement contained the following statements:
” Finland is known as a country with equal opportunities. However, we recognize that as Finland becomes an increasingly diverse society, much remains to be done. With the free hijab campaign, we want to show our commitment to making football accessible to all. What matters to us is to accept everyone equally, regardless of their religious beliefs, skin color and identity. We want all other football federations to take us as an example to ensure equality ”
On the other hand, according to the report of Sweden’s Expressen newspaper, it was claimed that the Finnish Football Federation made such a decision in order to react to the headscarf ban in official sports matches in France.