Arsenal Talks to Mohamed Elneny about ‘Wider Implications’ of Pro-Palestinian Social Media Post Amid Sponsors Concerns

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Arsenal Talks to Mohamed Elneny about ‘Wider Implications’ of Pro-Palestinian Social Media Post Amid Sponsors Concerns


Arsenal spoke to Mohamed Elneny about the “wider implications” of his pro-Palestinian social media post, which prompted concern from one of the club’s sponsors.

The Gunners confirmed having had contact with the Lavazza Group about Elneny posting “my heart and soul and my support for you Palestine” on Twitter, as well as pro-Palestinian footage.

“As with all Arsenal employees, our players have the right to express their opinions on their own platforms,” the club said. Sky Sports News.

“That said, we did talk to Mo about it so that he understood the broader implications of his position.

“As a club, we are committed to combating and eliminating all forms of discrimination and to continuing to champion the need for equality and diversity in all walks of life. “

According to Jewish Chronicle, the post angered Jewish Arsenal fans because it included an image called “Palestine Lives Matter,” which featured a glimpse of Israel filled with pro-Palestinian imagery.

The Lavazza group told the newspaper: “We will contact Arsenal immediately to point out that we are concerned about the club associated with such a message.

“The content of this article is absolutely not aligned with the values ​​of our company. Lavazza Group is fully committed against racism and anti-Semitism. “

Israeli-Palestinian hostilities are now in their sixth day and diplomatic efforts to stop the bloodshed are intensifying, according to Sky News.

Elneny has made 22 Premier League appearances this season under Mikel Arteta, including in the away win at Chelsea last time around. Arsenal will play next Wednesday at Crystal Palace.

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