Leicester duo won’t be disciplined for marking FA Cup win with Palestinian flag

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Leicester duo won’t be disciplined for marking FA Cup win with Palestinian flag

Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana will avoid facing action after celebrating with the flag at Wembley on Saturday

Screenshot from the BBC of two Leicester players holding a Palestinian flag
Screenshot from the BBC of two Leicester players holding a Palestinian flag

Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana are set to avoid any disciplinary sanction after they celebrated with a Palestinian flag during Leicester’s FA Cup final success on Saturday.

The pair held either end of the flag during a lap of honour and Choudhury had it draped over his shoulders when he collected his medal following the 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

The move came amid renewed conflict between Israel and Palestine, and was interpreted in some quarters as a political gesture.

However, it is understood the Football Association does not investigate the general use of flags on the field of play.

Jonathan Metliss, Chairman of Action Against Discrimination (AAD), “abhors and is appalled” by the display, saying, “sport, and in this case football, is no place for political statements and gestures of this nature which can incite and inflame racial hatred, abuse and violence.

He said “formal complaints will be made to Leicester City Football Club, the Football Association and both the BBC and ITV who screened this, the latter in their news bulletins.”



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