FRANKFURT

A COUPLE of weeks after Bayern Munich showed their class by paying their respects on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a German second division football club has terminated its advertising contract with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned airline following reports it refused to fly Israeli citizens. Frankfurt FSV director Clemens Kruger admitted the club had made a “mistake” by going into partnership with Saudia, a deal which immediately came under fire from German and US-based Jews, Jewish clubs and the German and US media. The club said it asked Saudia for clarification of the reports that it bans Israeli passport holders, but had been told to contact the Saudi embassy in Berlin, “upon which both sides agreed to terminate the contract by mutual agreement” immediately. How many times has a football commercial deal been cancelled due to ethical and moral reasons?

IT WAS only a matter of time before Yossi Benayoun finally put pen to paper on a deal at QPR, so there was little surprise when he made it official on Tuesday. He said: “I’ve been training here for two weeks and now I can’t wait to get involved and help the team. I have played in the Premier League for the last eight years and I enjoy England very much.” He certainly does, with this now being his fifth English side.

HAVING recently come out as being bisexual, British diving Olympic-medal winner Tom Daley has been invited to take part in this weekend’s Gay Olympics in Tel Aviv. Between 400-500 participants are expected to turn up for the event, with Daly being told the competition is “open to all”.