Monday, January 6, 2014

Politicians Criticize Soccer Club which Supported Arab Boycott

The Dutch top league soccer club Vitesse from Arnhem left its Israeli player Dan Mori at home when they went to train in the United Arab Emirates. The club stated that initially they had been given assurances that he would get a visa. However, it turned out that the UAE would not let the Israeli in. The spokesperson of Vitesse said that they were surprised, but did not consider canceling the trip to show solidarity with the player. Parliamentarian Omtzigt (Christian Democrat) called Vitesse “a club without a backbone” by accepting this decision and going to Abu Dhabi. They should have remained home out of protest. He added that they accepted the Jew-hatred of the Emirates. Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders also criticized Vitesse.

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