PA soccer chief urges fans to burn shirts, pictures of Messi if he attends friendly match in Israel
Chairman of the Palestinian Authority football federation Jibril Rajoub, is calling on Arab and Muslim sports fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi if he attends a friendly match between Argentina and Israel next weekend.
Jibril Rajoub made the call after a demonstration in front of the Argentinian representative office in Ramallah, where he asked Argentina to cancel the match.
The match is scheduled to be played Saturday in Jerusalem.
“Messi. Don’t come. Don’t whitewash the face of racism,” Jibril Rajoub–the face of racism itself, said.
Israel’s football federation says Messi is expected to play at next week’s match.