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Israel's crisis spills into English Premier League

Added 05-15-21 02:31:02pm EST - “This week, the Arabic-language social media sites of two English Premier League football teams voiced support for Hamas in its latest confrontation with Israel. The two clubs are Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) and West Ham United.…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Israel's crisis spills into English Premier League”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This week, the Arabic-language social media sites of two English Premier League football teams voiced support for Hamas in its latest confrontation with Israel. The two clubs are Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) and West Ham United.

You don’t need to be Palestinian to speak, you just need to be human. Our hearts and prayers are behind Palestinians. God save the people of Jerusalem & Palestine.

Praying to God to grant them victory against the oppressors. Palestine will remain a land for Palestinians alone, like it or not. Victory from Allah is coming, sooner or later. The Hammers are behind you.

This tweet is more inflammatory than that of Wolves. It is also false. West Ham, “the Hammers,” took no position on the current dispute.

According to The Athletic, West Ham’s Arabic account is managed by a Saudi-based supporter who ran an unaffiliated fan account for many years before being paid by the club to turn it into an official account. The Wolves’ Arabic-language account is said to be run by a social media agency.

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