Sport is not isolated from the current situation between Israel and Palestine. Thousands of wounded and dead are paying with their lives for the conflict between the two nations. After the attack by the Hamas militant group, a conflict that has been going on for endless years has been rekindled and is about to begin a new and difficult chapter. Tensions are mounting between the two sides and the whole world is watching what is happening in the Gaza Strip with trepidation.
In this thread we shall be looking at all the reactions from the sporting world.
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OFFICIAL: Anwar El Ghazi has been suspended by Mainz for posting a pro Palestinian Instagram story.
Just one month after his arrival, the Dutch forward has been relieved from training and match-day duties for an “intolerable position” according to the German club.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion posted a statement on Instagram condemning Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens, stating that “no human deserves this.” He has a history of standing up against anti-Semitism and supporting campaigns against Jewish hate.
The former Real Madrid star and 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or winner voiced his support for Palestinians on social media, saying “All our prayers for the inhabitants of Gaza who are once again victims of these unjust bombings which spare no women or children”
Noussair Mazraoui is not training with Bayern today after his pro-Palestine social media post.
Anwar El Ghazi’s official statement on the Palestine/Israel conflict.
I have read about this player and his position on the blog, but I do not completely agree with him. It is necessary to take a stand against the war, and not on the side of one of the parties to the conflict.