August 24, 2007

England's Middle East soccer policy

In case you hadn't heard, a Palestinian soccer team has been refused entry to Britain since officials fear the team will defect from their native Gaza.

The U-19 team had scheduled a three-week tour against youth teams across the country.
The decision was reportedly taken at the highest level of the British government.
Queen Elizabeth???

In response, the organizer of the Palestinian tour is calling "for protests to be directed to the foreign office."

I'm guessing the protests will start once the Palestinians realize that England is letting Israel's national team into the country for a Euro Cup qualifier on September 8...

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