- Clubs awaiting guidance how to commemorate victims in Israel
- No public statements expressing sympathy have yet been made
Premier League clubs are wary of being seen to take sides in the Middle East conflict and are awaiting guidance from the league over how to commemorate the victims of the attacks in Israel.
While the Israeli flag was beamed on to 10 Downing Street and City Hall in London in tribute to the hundreds of people killed by Hamas last week, there has been silence from English football. The situation was not acknowledged at Premier League fixtures last weekend and clubs are yet to make public statements expressing sympathy towards Israel. The Football Association has also not decided whether to hold a minute’s silence before England’s men play Australia in a friendly at Wembley on Friday night.
Written by Jacob Steinberg
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