Tottenham Hotspur have condemned former MP George Galloway for an alleged anti-Semitic comment he made on Twitter after the Champions League final on Saturday evening.
Galloway took to social media following Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in Madrid when he congratulated Jurgen Klopp’s side and added that there would be “no Israel flags on the cup.” which is an alleged reference to the North London side’s strong links within the Jewish community.
The 64-year-old has since been sacked by talkRADIO with the radio station confirming on Monday that they had terminated his weekly show whilst insisting they do not tolerate such views.
Following his Tweet, Galloway defended the post by claiming that a some Spurs fans at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium were flying the flag of Israel in the crowd and it showed an affiliation to a “racist state”.
Congratulations to the great people of #Liverpool to the memory of the socialist miner #BillShankley to the fallen #96 to those who fought for justice for them and to the Liverpool dockers. No #Israël flags on the Cup!
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 1, 2019
talkRADIO has terminated George Galloway's weekly show with immediate effect.
As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-semitic views. pic.twitter.com/upDUaNPoi0
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) June 3, 2019
He replied to the Tweet by claiming: “See you in Court guys.”
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 3, 2019
Tottenham gave the following statement to Sky Sports News on Sunday: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read such blatant antisemitism published on a social platform by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules.”
It is certainly welcoming to see our club and talkRADIO react swiftly to these comments.
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