Skip to comments.FA's Martin Glenn apologises for Star of David, swastika and Mugabe comments
Posted on 03/07/2018 12:26:35 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Glenn has personally apologised to Jewish Leadership Council Comments came in relation to Pep Guardiolas yellow ribbon Martin Glenn has apologised for offence he caused when referencing the Star of David as one of the symbols he believes breach laws banning religious and political imagery in football.
The FA chief executive mentioned the Star of David in the same breath as the swastika and the former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, angering the Jewish community. FA chief adamant Pep Guardiolas yellow ribbon is political symbol Read more Glenn was commenting about the yellow ribbon worn by Pep Guardiola in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians. Guardiola has until 6pm on Monday to respond to an FA charge for wearing the ribbon, considered by the governing body be a political symbol, during a 1-0 FA Cup fifth round defeat by Wigan Athletic last month. Glenn had said: It could be the Star of David, it could the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, anything like Robert Mugabe on your shirt, these are the things we dont want. But he later apologised for his comment, releasing a statement which read: I would like to apologise for any offence caused by the examples I gave when referring to political and religious symbols in football, specifically in reference to the Star of David, which is a hugely important symbol to Jewish people all over the world.
I will be speaking with the Jewish Leadership Council and to Kick It Out to personally apologise. The Jewish Leadership Council chief executive Simon Johnson had earlier criticised Glenn. He said: I have no problem with the FA clarifying Rule Four and specifying that all religious symbols are prohibited on a kit, if that is the case.
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He’s right though. It’s like James McClean refusing to wear the poppy on his shirt on Remembrance Sunday, because he’s an IRA supporter.
The dirty anti-Semite bastard is right though...
I’m also trying to figure out how pointing out that the “Star of David” is both a religious and political symbol is anti Semitic.
I believe the offense was perceived in the odious comparisons made; but in my experience, Antisemitism has occasionally been known to overtake persons completely unaware.
Several years ago there was a big stink made about one of Microsoft’s fonts including a swastika. (The font originated in Japan.) MS put out a critical update that said simply that it had removed some inappropriate symbols from the font (as I recall). I had to check the font itself to see what they’d actually removed: the swastika and the Star of David.
Don't know who he is, but if he's addressing a law prohibiting political symbols in football, he's correct. It should be banned if other political symbols. As to using the Swastika and Mugabe as comparisons, that might be a problem
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