IQNA

14:33 - September 05, 2020
News ID: 3472466
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Pro-Palestine activists descended on Hampden Park football stadium in the Scottish city of Glasgow to denounce Friday's Nations League fixture between Scotland's national football team and a club of the Israeli regime.

 

Organized by 'Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign', the protest came amid recent violent escalation against Gaza and further Israeli encroachment on Palestinian lands.

Normally, passionate Scots would be chanting in support of the Scottish team, but this time, the match was played behind closed doors.

However, pro-Palestine activists showed in force; condemning the team over its refusal to acknowledge Palestine’s plea against a team which represents a regime with Palestinian blood on its hands.

Speaking to protesters, it was clear that they felt totally ashamed of Scotland's Football Association for allowing this controversial match on Scottish soil.

In a heartfelt plea posted on YouTube earlier this year, Palestinian players urged for a boycott of any tie with Israel, claiming that Palestinian athletes are subjected to oppression and terrorism.

The protesters may be powerless to stop Israel's crimes but they did answer the Palestinian call to action - proving Palestine's team can still score points, even if it’s off the football pitch.

 

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