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Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man Utd match


Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and Manchester United team-mate Amad Diallo held up a Palestine flag on the Old Trafford pitch after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Fulham.

United midfielder Pogba appeared to be given the flag by a fan as the players made their way around the pitch during the traditional lap of honour after their last home game of the Premier League season.

French World Cup winner Pogba and Ivorian winger Diallo, both Muslim, displayed the flag in support of Palestine, with around 10,000 fans watching on after coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

Israel’s intense bombing campaign on Gaza has killed 213 Palestinians, including 61 children, and wounded more than 1,400 people in Gaza in over a week of fighting against Islamist group Hamas, according to the health ministry in Gaza.

The death toll on the Israeli side rose to 12 when a volley of rockets fired by Hamas killed two Thai nationals working in southern Israel.

Thousands of protesters marched in support of Palestinians on Saturday in major European cities including London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris, as the worst violence in years raged between Israel and militants in Gaza.

Leicester players Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana showed support for the Palestinians after Saturday’s 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

English midfielder Choudhury and French defender Fofana were seen holding a Palestinian flag on the pitch at Wembley.

A social media post from Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny showing his support for the Palestinian people has been hit by a backlash from Jewish fans.

The Egyptian posted on his Twitter account: “My heart and my soul and my support for you Palestine.”

Arsenal confirmed to Sky Sports that they have spoken with Elneny after concerns about the post were raised from one of the club’s sponsors, coffee maker Lavazza.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Yespage

    May 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    The owner uses an article aggregator to feed articles to the site. Sometimes it grabs things for Rugby or Cricket if there is an accidental wording match like “World Cup”. I have no idea what Chris’s political leanings are. But in general, his political leanings are a well outside the scope of this site, and I doubt he is much into supporting terrorism.

    We’ll see you in a couple days after you finish being finished with this site and want to scroll for more aggregated articles that’ll make you mad.

  2. disco george

    May 19, 2021 at 10:05 am

    But writing diatribes calling the owners of the site “terrorist sympathizers” for running a newsfeed article and dismissing everyone who has a different opinion as you as “woke” is contributing to the soccer dialogue here? Okay.

  3. Donald Dickerson

    May 19, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Tiawo… um it’s called the iron dome. So it’s fine to fire 1000s of rockets at Israel since well only 1 makes it past the defenses. Israel has never launched 1st hell they wait and wait and wait. Not to mention they give a warning on exactly where they are gonna fire. I’m not sorry for my stance and not wanting Israelis to all be killed so Palestinians can take land that isnt theres.

    I am surprised but then again not by these comments since most people on here think blacks in America are murdered by police every hour of every day.

    I am about done with this 1 sided terrorist sympathizer website that use to be a great get away place for soccer.

    But every day there are one sided WOKE peices all over this site but I guess I am not the demo they are looking for as a daily reader to this site. You know middle 30s served in both wars and love America no matter if it is a D or R in the White house.

  4. Taiwo

    May 18, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Over twenty times as many Palestinians killed as Israelis but but Mr Dickerson still thinks Israel’s the victim 🙄. Wonder if the poor guy supported apartheid in South Africa as well.

  5. Donald Dickerson

    May 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Well we found the next (take a knee) movement. Why wont Palestine (Terrorists) stop using civilians as shields. Israel has shown more restraint than any Nation should have too.

    Why do players think it is fine for the calling of murdering all JEWS. I thought Hitler was bad but apparently I’m wrong and Hitler was just born a few decades to soon.

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