Israel football chief ‘shocked and disappointed’ by reaction after Hamas attacks, Premier League reacts

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Israel football chief ‘shocked and disappointed’ by reaction after Hamas attacks, Premier League reacts – Gudstory

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Premier League chief Richard Masters has been criticized by his Israeli counterpart for failing to immediately condemn Hamas attacks on Israel over the weekend.

The terrorist group attacked the country on Saturday, killing more than 1,200 people.

The Premier League ultimately responded with a statement on Thursday, saying: “Out of respect for all those affected, Premier League players, managers and match officials will wear black armbands and a black armband at all fixtures from Saturday 21st until Will keep a moment’s silence.” Monday 23 October.

It said, “The Premier League is shocked and saddened by the escalating crisis in Israel and Gaza, and strongly condemns the horrific and brutal acts of violence against innocent civilians.” And expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

Richard Masters

Richard Masters has been criticized for the Premier League’s response to Hamas attacks on Israel


“The league will also make a donation to the British Red Cross to support aid efforts to help those in immediate need.”

Yet Israeli Professional Soccer League president Erez Hafan has now taken aim at the Masters and Premier League over their response.

In a letter seen by the Daily Mail, he wrote: “We are shocked, shocked and disappointed beyond words at the Premier League’s lack of ability to condemn these acts.

“This is not about a conflict between two people.

“This is about leadership and the world we want to live in and raise our children in.

“Your initial message was unclear, and we cannot allow any misinterpretation.

“We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this matter with you at your earliest convenience, particularly regarding its impact on global fans of the English Premier League.”

Halfon also said that the reaction of the top flight was in stark contrast to the reaction of world leaders around the world.

“We would like to emphasize that this is Israel’s 9/11, nothing less,” he said.

“Many countries have expressed their clear support for the State of Israel.

“The world’s greatest monuments were illuminated in blue and white or with the Israeli flag, including the White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Arch of Titus, 10 Downing St. and others.

“In a joint statement by President Macron of France, Chancellor Scholz of Germany, Prime Minister Meloni of Italy, Prime Minister Sunak of the United Kingdom, and President Biden of the United States, they ‘expressed their firm and united support for the State of Israel. , and his unequivocal condemnation of Hamas and its terrorist acts.

“Richard – ‘Clear condemnation’, ‘horrific acts of terrorism’, ‘genocide’, ‘slaughter’ and ‘bloodshed’ are all words written in those statements.

“Please think about the level at which something is required to be indisputably true in order to issue a diplomatic statement of this magnitude.

“The Premier League must stop radical Islamic ideology from expanding and contaminating our free, creative, diverse community and the world with such despicable crimes.

“Clubs, fans, coaches and players around the world expect you, as a leader, to publicly and unequivocally condemn these crimes against humanity.”

It comes as Alex Goldberg, chairman of the Football Association’s Fate in Football group, has resigned following the FA’s refusal to allow a tribute to Israel for England’s upcoming matches against Australia and Italy.

GB News presenter Nigel Farage has condemned the FA for failing to light the Wembley Arch in the colors of the Israeli flag.

“So our football association likes to stick to its etiquette, its pride, to do the right thing at all times,” he said on social media.

“So on the arch at Wembley when France is attacked it’s the French flag, when they’re attacked it’s the Turkish flag, when they’re attacked it’s the Ukrainian flag and of course, when the World Cup in Qatar When a march is underway, it flies. The LGBTQ+ flag goes up.

“Because we are good people, we are good people, we are great people.

“Unless it comes to the Jews. And then nobody cares because they refuse to put up an Israeli flag despite what Hamas has done there during the last five days.

“This is pure cowardice.

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“They are obviously concerned about the local population living in that area.

“And it all says one thing.

“If we talk about diversity, how wonderful it is, if it is multi-culturalism, if we are so afraid of these extremists who celebrate terror on the streets of London then we are in a bad place.

“I’m sorry to the FA, you can take a knee whenever you want.

“But it makes you a complete, utter hypocrite.”


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