January 31, 2008

"Sympathize With Gaza"

This was a most beautiful message from the world of sports, and completely relevant. While I can understand the idea of "keeping politics out of the game," the reality is that it would be like standing still on a moving train, to paraphraze Howard Zinn. Read on!

Egypt midfielder warned over Gaza slogan
(Adds details, team official quotes)
CAIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika has been warned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for displaying a slogan in support of Gaza at the African Nations Cup finals in Ghana.
Aboutrika lifted his strip to reveal a tee-shirt with the slogan 'Sympathy with Gaza' as he celebrated scoring in the 3-0 win over Sudan in Friday's Group C match in Kumasi.
The midfielder was booked for his actions.
CAF officials said Aboutrika had been warned after the incident for breaching regulations by displaying political slogans.

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