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“Israel, I am with you.” Ukrainians are being destroyed online for political slogans

Footballer of the London Arsenal and the Ukrainian national team Alexander Zinchenko found himself at the center of a scandal. The athlete published a post on social networks in support of Israel, which aroused the anger of his subscribers. Some of Zinchenko’s followers criticize his position, and some even believe that a football player should not speak out on political topics.
Support for Israel A new round of conflict between Israel and Palestine has become the main topic of discussion in recent days. Zinchenko did not stand aside: on Instagram* (the activities of Meta (social networks Facebook* and Instagram*) are prohibited in Russia as extremist), he posted a publication in support of Israel with the caption “I stand with Israel” (“Israel, I’m with you”).

This post led to a wave of angry comments addressed to the Ukrainian. Some of the statements were published by users from Arab countries who support Palestine: they insulted Zinchenko and called for him to leave Arsenal and end his career.

Neutral fans were also not happy with the Ukrainian’s statement. He was called one of the most annoying football players in the world and looked for double standards in his support of Israel.

“When Kyle Walker (defender of Manchester City, Zinchenko's ex-club – ed.) cuts him down in a tackle, the fans will rejoice both “Man City” and “Arsenal,” wrote mo_utdred.
““This season Zinchenko has made more inappropriate posts than assists,” trollfootball quipped.
Some fans even compare the Ukrainian to ex-Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, accused of domestic violence.
““In terms of how repulsive he is, Zinchenko can only be compared with Greenwood,” said afcmazz.
Together with a stream of angry comments, Zinchenko lost about half a million subscribers on the social network and closed his profile. And then he deleted the story with the message under enormous pressure from the dissatisfied.
What will the club do? Fans also accused Arsenal of applying a policy of double standards towards their players. Many remembered the story of midfielder Mesut Ozil, who in 2019 spoke out in support of the Muslim population of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, who, as the footballer stated, are being persecuted on religious grounds.

After Ozil’s statements, China banned showing matches involving Arsenal, and local social networks blocked groups and accounts dedicated to the footballer. The club's image was damaged and many fans believe that this is why Ozil was not offered a contract extension, lost his place in the squad and eventually left the club.
Arsenal should take the same approach to Zinchenko as and to Ozil,” wrote mrblackog.
“Remember when Arsenal sent Ozil into exile for supporting Uyghur Muslims? Let’s see what they do now with Zinchenko,” added cfcmod_.
““I want to see how Zinchenko will be treated exactly the same way as Ozil was treated when he started talking about “politics”. Arsenal, don’t be hypocrites,” called natiafc.

What is happening in Israel on Saturday In the morning, Israel was subjected to an unprecedented rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The press service of the Israeli army said that more than 3 thousand rockets were launched. In addition, Hamas fighters, after massive rocket attacks, penetrated into the border areas in southern Israel.

The military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement on Saturday announced Operation Al-Aqsa Deluge against Israel. The Israel Defense Forces announced the launch of Operation Iron Swords against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an address to the nation, said that the country was in a state of war and said that he had ordered a widespread mobilization of reserves. The Israeli military is clearing populated areas.
Russia calls on Israel and Palestine to cease fire and return to the negotiating table, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

* The activities of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are prohibited in Russia as extremist .


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