Egypt’s Mohamed Aboutrika Wants Israel Banned From All Sports for ‘Killing Children and Women in Palestine’

Egypt’s Mohamed Aboutrika Wants Israel Banned From All Sports for ‘Killing Children and Women in Palestine’

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:57 PM
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  • Mohamed Aboutrika has called for double standards after Federation of International Football sanctioned Russia from all football competitions
  • According to the Al Ahly legend, FIFA should also ban Israel for their involvement in the death of children and women in Palestine
  • Russia has come under international backlash in the wake of the country's invasion of neighbouring Ukraine

Legendary Egypt international Mohamed Aboutrika has slammed the Federation of International Football (FIFA) for their failure to punish Israel after they banned Russia from participating in all football competitions.

FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian teams after the International Olympic Committee banned all athletes from the European country following their military invasion of Ukraine.

Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika wants Israel banned from all sports for 'killing children and women in Palestine'
Aboutrika came second in the African Footballer of the Year award in 2008 after Emmanuel Adebayor. Credit: @pinknews
Source: Twitter

However, three-time Africa Cup of Nations winner, Aboutrika, is not happy same sanctions were not meted out to Israel after their military were involved in the 'killings of children and women in Palestine.'

In an interview with Quds News Network, Aboutrika said: “The decision to suspend Russian clubs and teams from all competitions must be accompanied by a ban on those affiliated with Israel, which has been killing children and women in Palestine for years.
"You’re using double standards.”

FIFA have sometimes turned a blind eye to some of the controversies surrounding other countries in the past, leading to Aboutrika’s frustrations and calls for ‘double standards’.

Israeli military kills Palestine civilians

Last year May, it was reported that an Israeli military killed Palestinian civilians, including children in western Gaza City in an attack officials called a "massacre."

The unfortunate incident took the death toll since the Israeli attacks to 139, including 39 children and 22 women, while 950 have been injured.

Manager resigns from Russian club over Ukraine invasion

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lokomotiv Moscow have been dealt a huge blow following a decision by their manager, Markus Gisdol, to resign over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The German tactician has spent the better part of his coaching career with clubs in his homeland.

However, he landed a managerial role with Lokomotiv Moscow back in October 2021, earning him a move out of his country.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)