The German Football Club Mainz surprised the Moroccan player Anwar El Ghazi by suspending him, due to his position on the Palestinian issue and his solidarity with the Palestinians as a result of the events. ” Al-Aqsa flood “.
The German team decided to exempt the Moroccan player from training and participating in matches, In response to a post the latter shared on social media about the events in Gaza.
The club said “The decision to suspend the player was preceded by a detailed discussion between the Board of Directors and Al-Ghazi. Stressing that the team respects the fact that there are different points of view on the complex conflict that has been going on for decades in the Middle East. But it is clear that the club is distancing itself from the content of the post because it does not reflect the values of our club“.
The Mainz club player had expressed his anger at the Israeli occupation forces, saying: : ” It is not a war. When one party cuts off water, food and electricity to another party, this is not a war. When one party has nuclear weapons, it is not war“.
He continued “When one party funds billions of dollars, it is not a war. When one party uses artificial intelligence to spread misinformation about the other, this is not war.. This is not a conflict and this is not a war. What we are witnessing live now is genocide and total destruction… From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free“.