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Normally sites of our great sporting clashes, Australia's stadiums are the latest religious battlegrounds.

The AFL's ruling this week for Muslim prayer rooms to be established at its grounds sparked uproar, led by former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett who called it "stupid".

But the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday backed the AFL and said it would follow Etihad and ANZ stadiums and the MCG and install a permanent prayer hall - if asked.


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