Saturday, January 26, 2008
Egypt's Midfielder Expresses 'Sympathy With Gaza' at Africa Cup
My daughter called me this evening to tell me that she watched one of Egypt's players in the Africa Cup lift his shirt to reveal "Sympathize with Gaza." The cool dude was yellow-carded and Egypt went on to beat Sudan 3-0. Here's more from BBC Sport's "Africa Cup of Nations" Football Coverage.
"2105: GOAL Egypt 2-0 Sudan That is surely that. They make a meal of it but eventually Mohamed Aboutraika finds the back of the net for Egypt's second. Amr Zaki did all the hard work and could have scored himself but he rolled it across to Aboutraika who side-footed home from six yards.
"The midfielder is targeting a career in politics after his football one has finished as he was booked for revealing the slogan 'Sympathy with Gaza' under his shirt."
"A senior Hamas official warned yesterday that the next breakout from the Gaza Strip could be into Israel, with 500 000 Palestinians attempting to march towards the towns and villages from which they or their parents fled. . ."