FA will announce plans to honour Israel victims before England friendly

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  • Senior Jewish football executives have reached out to the FA
  • Sir Keir Starmer wants Wembley arch in Israeli flag colours

The FA will announce plans on Thursday to mark the atrocities in Israel at the friendly match between England and Australia, after leading Jewish figures within the game urged them to act.

As the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, said he believed the Wembley arch should be illuminated in the colours of the Israeli flag following attacks by Hamas across the country last weekend, pressure grew on the FA to break the silence that has been consistent across the professional game this week.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/11/fa-to-announce-plans-to-mark-israel-atrocities-before-england-friendly under the title “FA will announce plans to honour Israel victims before England friendly”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.