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Fans Stand by Anwar El Ghazi, as Mainz Terminates Contract over Pro-Palestinian Posts

Hundreds of fans have gone to the social media to show massive support for Dutch Muslim player Anwar El Ghazi after Bundesliga Mainz FC terminated his contract due to his pro-Palestine posts .

El Ghazi, joined Mainz 05 from PSV Eindhoven in November, said in a post on social media after termination, “Stand for what is right, even if it means standing alone.”

“The loss of my livelihood is nothing when compared to the hell being unleashed on the innocent and vulnerable in Gaza,” he said, First Sportz reported.

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Before his contract was terminated, the footballer also faced accusations from German prosecutors of “disrupting public order by endorsing criminal activities alongside promoting hatred” through his social media posts.

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The club’s decision has caused an uproar on social media, with pledging support to the player.

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Several clubs have taken action against players for speaking out against the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

The 2022 Ballon d’Or recipient and former Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema he has been accused of having ties with The Muslim Brotherhood just for the prayers he posted for the people of Gaza.

Nice defender Youcef Atal was also investigated by prosecutors in France after allegedly posting an “anti-Semitic” video on social media relating to war on Gaza.